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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.

Members: 1983
Latest Activity: Apr 4

Diabetes Forum

Where to put tubing with an arm site

Started by Sumattox. Last reply by Sumattox Mar 18. 8 Replies

Blood in infusion set

Started by Stephanie. Last reply by Stephanie Mar 3. 6 Replies

Thinking of adding sensor

Started by MKSSS. Last reply by john Feb 9. 24 Replies

Back to Minimed from Omnipod

Started by Dana. Last reply by irrational John Feb 5. 20 Replies

Sensors not penetrating skin

Started by Angela. Last reply by irrational John Jan 24. 14 Replies

Enlite sensor tips I got from Medtronics

Started by Kevin H. Last reply by irrational John Jan 24. 20 Replies

How long do you wear an Enlite Sensor

Started by Graeme. Last reply by irrational John Jan 16. 10 Replies

Bled like a stuffed pig

Started by Taylor_B. Last reply by ThunderOwl Jan 3. 12 Replies

New Enhanced Enlite Sensor

Started by Graeme. Last reply by irrational John Dec 30, 2014. 6 Replies

OneTouch replacement?

Started by Nell. Last reply by Sam from Alabam Dec 6, 2014. 24 Replies

Pump problem: "NO DELIVERY"

Started by Marisa English. Last reply by Laura S. Nov 8, 2014. 13 Replies

What's your favorite type of infusion set?

Started by Sumattox. Last reply by FP1966 Oct 30, 2014. 8 Replies

Contour NEXT USB (Link Meter) pouch

Started by Geoffrey Steinman. Last reply by Bionic Referee Oct 18, 2014. 69 Replies

530G Enlite pump

Started by MKSSS. Last reply by Hope Oct 16, 2014. 3 Replies

Minimed revel 723 vs minimed 530g

Started by Taylar. Last reply by Libby Sep 23, 2014. 9 Replies

Sensors and transmitter

Started by Taylar. Last reply by Taylar Sep 4, 2014. 8 Replies

Crimped Infusion Sets

Started by piptik jenkins. Last reply by rrrruff Aug 30, 2014. 15 Replies

Battery problems

Started by swisschocolate. Last reply by shoshana27 Aug 19, 2014. 16 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Michelle Hughes on July 2, 2010 at 9:29am
I knew you would love it. What company did you go through? Mine is through medtronic. A note, if the buttons every get locked up, call them to get a new one sent to you. It has only happened to me once, and I got the new replacement the next day. Are you doing th CGMs too? You will love them too. Where are you located?
Comment by jeff choochoo on July 2, 2010 at 9:25am
Been on the pump for three hours and so far I LOVE IT.
Comment by jeff choochoo on July 1, 2010 at 8:31am
That's good info. Thank's.Everything I've seen or read about the pump and CGM has been good and helpful so to me I can't wait to start and get a better control on diabetes and taking control away from it.
Comment by Michelle Hughes on July 1, 2010 at 7:56am
Believe me...i feel you on that. With the cgms you can even leave them in up to 6 days. On the pump on the sensor setting you push new sensor and you get 6 days vice three days. You will like the pump. It makes life much more easier to handle. Although, it does suck being diabetic at least with the pump you feel more in control of it.
Comment by jeff choochoo on July 1, 2010 at 7:51am
All I know is i won't have to be a daily pin cushion for shots for food and snacks.Check the blood a couple times daily and changing the cannala every two-three day's versus six shots daily.I'm sold.
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.

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