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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Latest Activity: Nov 14

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Comment by Anthony on June 6, 2010 at 7:46am
I had a problem with my sensor transmitter. For the first 4 weeks it wasn't working properly, I was told to "move the sensor closer", "mover the sensor further away". "keep the sensor in line with the pump", "use another location (leg)", etc., etc. Four weeks and 13 sensors later, Medtronic told me that they (finally) thought the transmitter was defective and that they would send a new one. They agreed to replace TWO, not fourteen of the wasted sensors. Their reason: I did not call enough times to warrant replacement of the fourteen. My advice: if you have any questions or concerns, call that 800 number each and every time. It cost me an $350 to purchase another box of 10 sensors. It seems to work fine now, but the experience makes the insertion of each new one more painful than it needs to be. Good luck with yours.
Comment by lisa c on June 6, 2010 at 3:57am
Christina...I too am interest in those who find the sensor more help that "frustating:. I wore one for 2 weeks and am sending it back. It was never close and it was very uncomfortable. I have heard that other brands may work better, but do not chime in with our paradigm pumps( which I love!).

Are the people who like the sensor using the minimed??

Please advise.

Thanks friends!
Comment by Jennifer on June 5, 2010 at 11:47am
Christina - there is some variability - the sensor lags about 20 mins behind fingertip testin results. With that being said - my sensor has been pretty accurate (sometimes right on and sometimes within 5-10 pts) during steady states - not after meals, boluses, etc. I have been very happy with my sensor.
Comment by ChristinaNadine on June 5, 2010 at 8:47am
I am getting my sensor next week, I am really excited, but I heard so many bad stuff about that I am also a little scared that it's not going to work well.
Comment by Dlrdon on May 31, 2010 at 1:20pm
Janny I have been using a pump since dec 09. I test my basal rates about once a month with my sure-t's in a different location. I have a record so when I change locations I change my basal rates accordingly.
Comment by Janny on May 31, 2010 at 12:10pm
carelink, in my opinion, has disadvantages. if sensor readings are "off"....and usually must print out daily reoprt that shows sensor and meter readings...if i'm wrong, let me know
Comment by Janny on May 31, 2010 at 12:08pm
Need to test my basal rates. Old version of Pumping Insulin book says fast for 5 hours....any comments or ideas?
Comment by DianaS on May 27, 2010 at 9:12pm
Minimed has been talking about their comfort sensor for a long time. I have no idea what that will be although supposed to be smaller. My Sentry is a separate parent monitor they've been working on. I've also heard rumors of a future contract with Bayer and a Contour link meter for the US Market. And the patch pump as previously mentioned.

Comment by Dan on May 27, 2010 at 6:35am
They have shown off their tubeless pump offering in the past. There was also recently an article in the Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune about Medtronic and their upcoming systems.

"A "patch" insulin pump that is disposable. Current pumps look like a pager worn at the hip and last about five years. This pump is a patch attached to the skin and lasts three to six days. It's more discreet and is pay-as-you go, like disposable contact lenses."
Comment by Dlrdon on May 27, 2010 at 6:18am
Mike Carter another one for MM is to goto different download system that will work with ALL operating systems or fix the Carelink problems. add this to the things I would like to see for a newMM product. I totallt agree with your CGM and pump shutoff features.

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