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
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New Enhanced Enlite Sensor

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Contour NEXT USB (Link Meter) pouch

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530G Enlite pump

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Bled like a stuffed pig

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Sensors and transmitter

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Crimped Infusion Sets

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Battery problems

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New member

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530g Clip Screw

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Battery / Assault Charges ?

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CRAZY experience

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Setting Basal Rates

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Comment by Michelle Hughes on July 2, 2010 at 10:00am
Ok. Cool. Let me know how it goes. Note, if you have a sensor that doesn't work or is defective, call medtronic to send you a replacement. I only had a handleful of them in the last three years. Oh, another thing see if your personal doctor can get you some transdermal lrg to use. They hold my sensor on better.
Comment by jeff choochoo on July 2, 2010 at 9:51am
Medtronic and CGM get's here today.
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.
 

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