Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users


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 Dlrdon on May 17, 2010 at 3:21pm
The doctor should have carelink pro. They can access your records from their office. the carelink site has the info.
Comment by Type1 on May 17, 2010 at 2:04pm
I just gave my Endo and CDE my Carelink sign in info and they can access all my reports and pick all or which ever one they want to see. Works for me and they are happy too.
Good luck:)
Comment by David C Weisberg on May 16, 2010 at 3:23pm
The best way to dispose of the sharps in a an empty detergent bottle. Needles cannot penetrate it by accident. When the container is full, I put it in the trash and it goes to a landfill.
Comment by Helen Doolittle on May 16, 2010 at 9:17am
I put my sharps in a plastic cottage cheese container and then when it is full, I take it to work, which is a Oral Surgery office, and dispose of the sharps in the sharps container!
Comment by Anthony on May 13, 2010 at 3:30pm
Oh, I put of the sharp items in an empty water gallon container and then drop those off at the sharps disposal place in the city.

Jennifer. the IV3000 and Prep were shipped with my pump and the other materials.
Comment by Gary Harrison on May 13, 2010 at 3:18pm

With the exception of the Intro Needle, I toss everything else in the trash.

Comment by Jennifer on May 13, 2010 at 3:09pm
How do you all dispose of your infusion supplies - obviously the introducer needle in the sharps container, but do you put your spent reservoirs cannulas, and tubing in there, or throw away in the regular trash?
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.

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