Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

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Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm insulin pump.

Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.

We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life, which accept insulin pumps and pump supplies (as well as other diabetes-related prescription items).

You can also approach your physician's office or local medical groups to discuss donating them to those in need of assistance in your area.

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Comment by A. Kelsey Metcalf on July 11, 2010 at 6:33pm
Anthony, have you tried using your upper buttocks/lower back area? Might be less prone to furriness/sweat/friction from clothes. (maybe). Also, from what I know you're not supposed to use adhesive wipes (like iv prep/mastisol) with the sensor as it disrupts their reading. Only alcohol swabs to clean the area before hand. I've had great success with IV 3000, but recently moved to a hot/humid climate and am now finding it doesn't work as well. But my back/lower buttock sites stay on even without.... (although, I'm not furry! ;)
Comment by lisa c on July 11, 2010 at 4:44am
Every now and then good to do basal review. if you fast anyway...good time to adjust them. is your fixed Prime correct? Maybe you arenot getting enough to fill the resevoir?

Keep us posted on progress.
Comment by Jennifer on July 10, 2010 at 10:00am
Anthony - YOu can try an adhesive called Mastisol - it's like skin glue. I use my sensors in my thigh (small amt of bleeding right after insertion, but not enough to pull it out), abdomen and arm (the back part where you would give a shot). I have my first arm sensor in now (day 5 I think) and so far, it is my favorite - don't even realize it is there most of the time. However, tricky to do - had to get my husband to help place it.
Comment by Miss Miss on July 9, 2010 at 9:09pm
Anthony you are not alone. I am not a small person at all. I also do my share sweating and I work as a landscaper. I do not use the IV3000 I use Tegaderm and they work well for me. I either put my sensors on the top part of my behind or on my stomach.
Comment by Anthony on July 9, 2010 at 6:32pm
How do you folks manage to keep them on...? I'm a disaster, I guess. I will admit, I'm bigger, sweat more and am a bit more furry than the average person, but even with shaving patches on my abdomen and using three of the IV3000 adhesives, I can't keep the darn things on! I'm spending a fortune on the sensors and they fall out, rip out or peel off. Once I tried putting one of my thigh instead of my stomach, and it bled so badly and hurt so much that my doc told me to not do that again. Ok, I'm not an engineer, but would appreciate any help and advice. I called Medtronics and they sent me samples of different kinds of adhesives, but most of them are rather small. I've only tried one new one to date. Many thanks!
Comment by Miss Miss on July 9, 2010 at 2:39pm
I use medtronic sensors also. I have one on now and I am on my 12 day with it. I like it because it goes right to my pump also, one less thing to have to bring with me.
Comment by Michelle Hughes on July 9, 2010 at 2:32pm
I have tried 7. I am using both dexcom and medtronic sensors at different times. I like medtronic sesnors because it goes right to the pump. With using dexcom it is a separate thing to have, and the alarm is soo loud.
Comment by Miss Miss on July 9, 2010 at 2:28pm
Michelle I have gone 12 days with one sensor with no problems.
Comment by Michelle Hughes on July 9, 2010 at 2:19pm
Well I work with a whole bunch of engineers and they are a true rare breed in all. Although, I am queen of the roost so it dont matter. You knwo you casn go 6 days with your sensor. I am glad things are going well.
Comment by jeff choochoo on July 9, 2010 at 2:06pm
July 10,eight day's and two changes,and working like a charm,why did I wait so long?
 

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