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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Bled like a stuffed pig

Started by Taylor_B. Last reply by Sam from Alabam yesterday. 11 Replies

Sensors and transmitter

Started by Taylar. Last reply by Taylar Sep 4. 8 Replies

Crimped Infusion Sets

Started by piptik jenkins. Last reply by rrrruff Aug 30. 15 Replies

Battery problems

Started by swisschocolate. Last reply by shoshana27 Aug 19. 16 Replies

New member

Started by Anthony Zyjewski. Last reply by Timbeak48 Aug 18. 9 Replies

530g Clip Screw

Started by Timbeak48. Last reply by Timbeak48 Aug 17. 8 Replies

Battery / Assault Charges ?

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by Vinnie Aug 1. 8 Replies

CRAZY experience

Started by MKSSS. Last reply by MKSSS Jul 19. 11 Replies

OneTouch replacement?

Started by Nell. Last reply by Kent Austin Jul 17. 22 Replies

Contour NEXT USB (Link Meter) pouch

Started by Geoffrey Steinman. Last reply by Kevin H Jul 15. 67 Replies

Setting Basal Rates

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by Suhen Jul 11. 7 Replies

Reservoir Issue? Connector problems?

Started by Laura S.. Last reply by Sam from Alabam Jul 10. 74 Replies

Recommendation

Started by pann. Last reply by Janny Jul 5. 1 Reply

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Comment by Ryman on June 29, 2010 at 9:27pm
ive had mine almost a year and doing pretty goos but could be better, thats why i am trying to get medicare to pay for the cgm items
Comment by lisa c on June 29, 2010 at 2:12pm
You will love the freedom it provides. Be patient though as it takes a little getting used to. I dropped in toilet the first night and accidently ripped out the second. Now 10 years later and I believe it has saved my life.
Comment by Taylar on June 29, 2010 at 12:45pm
i started on my insulin pump today and so far so good
Comment by Vera J. on June 28, 2010 at 1:58pm
My pump has just been approved by the insurance company. I'm more happy than words can say!! And, as I'm getting a Pradigm Veo, I guess I'll be a little more active in this group in the future and ask you for your help for starters!
Comment by DianaS on June 15, 2010 at 12:29am
As far as downloading Carelink on Intel Mac you would need to do it from Windows with Internet Explorer. I use VMware Fusion rather than Bootcamp. Never tried Parallels. I haven't upgraded Windows though so still use XP.

Diana
Comment by KiwiRox on June 14, 2010 at 7:55pm
With MM you don't have to wait for it to tell you to calibrate to calibrate. In fact, sometimes it works better if you don't wait the full 12 hours. I normally calibrate when I wake up in the morning so I get a true fasting. Then I'll calibrate again before dinner. If my sensor and meter are more than 20 apart and I'm not extremely high, I'll calibrate, as well.
Comment by A. Kelsey Metcalf on June 14, 2010 at 7:48pm
Chef, one thing I've found that's helpful is to make sure I do a bg (and calibration) before bed. Then I make it through the night without a meter bg now alert. Hope that helps!
Comment by Anthony on June 14, 2010 at 11:10am
Oh....I didn't even attempt it with my Mac. I'm on Intel, too. I'm going to give it a try tonight. I do have a laptop PC with a wireless card, but seem unable so far, to get it to connect to my router. I'll work on that if the first option doesn't work.

Diana, you really are a wonderful resource to the people (like me) on this site. Thank you for everything that you do and the time you take.
Anthony
Comment by DianaS on June 14, 2010 at 10:54am
I don't think pursuing something that should be covered as part of a warranty problem is unreasonable. It might be a pain in the neck for you though.

I'm on a MAC too so I understand. Mine's an Intel MAC and sometimes Carelink Personal worked for me sometimes it didn't.
Diana
Comment by Anthony on June 14, 2010 at 8:18am
Thanks for your note, Diana. I thought about calling the local Medtronic rep and talking to him. I've had several conversations with him in the past, and he and I also share some of the same medical resources here in Boston. I hate to be a pain in the butt, but I think you're right...losing 14 of them is just plain too much. Thanks for the advice and boost...I will call again and see if they can be more responsive. I haven't used the CareLink yet...my doctor and office staff download my info when I go there. I use Macs at home. Again, thanks, Diana.
 

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