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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530g Clip Screw

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Contour NEXT USB (Link Meter) pouch

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Setting Basal Rates

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Comment by J.J. on May 5, 2010 at 7:39pm
Got my 723 today. First time pump user. Can't wait for training to start!
Comment by Jennifer on May 5, 2010 at 5:55pm
Going for my initial training tomorrow. Very excited.
Comment by Vera J. on May 5, 2010 at 2:51pm
I'm so hoping for my insurance company to approve my pump soon. I'm going on a Veo, and I'm very exited about how it all turns out (pumping for the first time!)...
Comment by Jennifer on May 3, 2010 at 1:05pm
Do the sites have a seal that seals when you disconnect the tubing?

Also - got my pump last week in the mail (Tuesday). How long does it usually take for the Medtronic trainer to call and set up the training? Just curious - very anxious to get oging.
Comment by Geoffrey Steinman on May 2, 2010 at 8:11pm
oh, and i almost never use those little site protector widgets, only used them on the beach. but if you don't have one, not a big deal
Comment by Ken Alfred on May 2, 2010 at 8:39am
agree with Geoffrey, not a big deal. keep out of direct sunlight - cover with a shirt or towel is one option, and just wrap in a towel or something when you remove it for swimming. Rinse off the cannula site with fresh water before reconnecting.
Comment by Geoffrey Steinman on May 1, 2010 at 9:25am
jennifer, i wear mine on the beach. it's splash-resistant, so you don't have to worry about water. heat may be a concern - bt as long as you keep it in a pocket, or otherwise out of direct sunlight, you should be fine. when swimming in the ocean, remember to take it off, the salt water isn't really good for it, and try to avoid letting it get directly in the sand, even though it really shouldn't be an issue.
this is from my experience, might want to ask your CPT his/her opinion
Comment by Jennifer on April 30, 2010 at 3:28pm
Got the magic box this week with my very first pump - the Revel 723. Anxiously waiting for the trainer to call and set up an appointmernt. I know this is going to change my life.

? for users - what do you guys do for the beach? I am worried about heat and possible sand?
Comment by Judith on April 27, 2010 at 1:47pm
Erika--I trust that your minimed will meet all your expectations. I have been using mine for almost a year, and it revised my life.
Judith
Comment by David C Weisberg on April 26, 2010 at 3:10pm
Erika, did you have your old pump for two years before Revel was approved? If not, how did you manage to get you r insurance company to pay for it?
 

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