Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users


Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

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

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Comment by Jennifer on May 13, 2010 at 2:15pm
Anthony =- did your shipment with the sensor include the IV 3000 dressings, etc?
Comment by DianaS on May 12, 2010 at 8:50am

If you're on the Revel I don't know if anything I've commented on below has changed or not. I used to have the 722 so this is what I found with it...

When I was using the Minimed sensor my experiences were like the others--I averaged 6 days per sensor. After 7 days you have to disconnect the sensor (very carefully) and then reconnect to get anything past 7 days. It never worked for me and my skin was a mess by that time so I just did one restart.

A alarm like a no delivery alarm or if you suspend the pump will cancel any bolus in place and it will not resume afterwards. You can go into the bolus history and view the details to see what the original bolus was and how much was actually given and then do a manual bolus to make up the diff. A no delivery alarm will also stop the basal so make sure you follow through and hit resume on the next screen after you clear the alarm in order to get your basal going again.

You can do a correction while a dual or extended bolus is going but you can't do a second dual/extended bolus unless you cancel the first.

It's actually the same thing with a temp basal rate. If you want to change it mid-stream you need to cancel it first.

Comment by Type1 on May 11, 2010 at 10:24am
I'm like Mike. I "restart" at day 3, and get another 3 days use. I have gone 10 days, but it wasn't as accurate. Some users I know can get 20 days(give or take) out of 1 sensor. The chemistry of the users body I feel dictates how long a sensor will work.
Of course, you will hear all different variations.
Some enjoy slamming competitors product, so just ignore him.
Comment by Mike Carter on May 11, 2010 at 8:59am
Erika, it depends on your body chemistry. The average I get and have heard most folks get is 5-6 days (one restart) but I have at least two friends that can continue to "restart" them until they worry about the site itself.
Comment by Type1 on May 11, 2010 at 8:55am
Dan, the MM sensor is pretty much "line of sight" with my MM722 pump. I must always keep my pump on the same side as my sensor.
Comment by Dan on May 11, 2010 at 8:49am
I find I get lost sensor alerts a lot when my pump is on my hip on the other side of my body from the sensor. Move the pump to a front belt loop or something and within 5 min it picks it up. Very weird.
Comment by Anthony on May 11, 2010 at 8:34am
Congrats, Jennifer! Please don't make the same mistake I did. From the day it was unpacked and I started using it, my CDE wasn't convinced that mine was working properly. Well, for more than a month I tried relocating sensors, moving the pump, etc., etc. in response to "sensor lost" and "weak signal" messages only to learn after that much time and 13 wasted sensors that my transmitter is not working properly. If you have any questions with yours, don't hesitate to ask for confirmation. I wish I had instead of having all the frustration and waste!

Again, congrats and good luck w ith it.

Comment by Jennifer on May 11, 2010 at 6:46am
I just foiund out I got approved for the sensor - just waiting for it to be shipped!
Comment by Gary Harrison on May 6, 2010 at 3:42pm
I leave mine out also, unless it gets extremely warm in the house.
Although a Vial only last me three days.

Congrats Jennifer on your new pump.
I hope it works as well for you as it has for some of us.
I know its been a blessing for me.

Comment by Jennifer on May 6, 2010 at 2:04pm
I don't put my vials in the fridge, they are viable for up to 30 days outside the fridge and its easier to keep them at room temp so the air bubbles are not as bad!!!

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