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.

Website: http://www.minimed.com
Members: 1953
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530g Clip Screw

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OneTouch replacement?

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Setting Basal Rates

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Comment by Michelle Hughes on July 1, 2010 at 7:05am
I have bee on the pump going on three years this December, along with the CGMs. I was on shots and pills before. The pills tore my stomach up and I was always in the bathroom. The shots were ok, but I was giving my self so many that the pump is a godsend. I love it. I use to be on Novolog, and now I am on U500, which is a more concentrated insulin. Being on a pump makes life so much easier and I dont have to worry if I forget a needle or my insulin. Now all I have to worry about is to make sure I hav battery to replace in my pump.
Comment by jeff choochoo on July 1, 2010 at 7:00am
Thanks for the info. everyone,I'm excited to get to start and learn more and hav better control.
Comment by Trudy on July 1, 2010 at 6:20am
Jeff, I have found that Humalog will clog the tubing at the reservoir. Novalog works OK for me, but I really prefer Apidra (it works a little faster). However, in hot weather I find the vial of Apidra has to be refrigerated after opened. Anyhow, it's a good idea to keep a few syringes on hand as a backup; if you go high on the pump, the shot will bring the BG down immediately while you figure out what's wrong.
Comment by Ursela on July 1, 2010 at 12:22am
@Jeff: The pump acts like your basal insulin. The pump will give you your fast acting insulin continuously a little at a time. This acts like the long acting insulin that you take. My daughter has been on her Minimed since March and we absolutely love it. It offers us the ability to eat when we want to and still have good control over her blood sugar. I am sure that you will love it as much as we do!
Comment by Type1 on June 30, 2010 at 7:32pm
I've been on the pump for about 6 years and CGMS for about 1 year. I know of no one using a pump that uses anything but Novolog or Humalog.
Good luck.
Comment by jeff choochoo on June 30, 2010 at 7:21pm
I'll be training and starting the pump Friday and getting CGM next week,and I'm hoping for better control and a little more freedom.I was wondering if i'll still have to take a long lasting shot with the fast acting.If anyone knows just let me know?Thanks.
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!
 

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