My son has had diabetes going on 5 years now. We have been pumping for 4 of those years. Had the Deltec Cozmo (and LOVED IT!) until September when we took advantage of the Medtronic trade in deal. …Continue
"My son also switched to Medtronic after being on the Cozmo. He started having issues less than one month after starting with the Medtronic. We as well were having horrible control and ketones. We have tried all the sets you have spoken about and…"
"I just started using the micro orbit infusion set. And I love it. I use a minmini paradigm pump, and I was having a lot of problems with the infusion sets also. Believe me I have tried a lot of them. The micro uses a luer lock so it takes a special…"
"dear Jules, Mom and Nurse ...your story is sooo frustrating for a Mom and your Son !!
How often are finger pokes performed ? ..are there air bubbles in tubing ? ( one inch of air is the equivalent to one unit of insulin ) ...how often for the…"
Our son has a lot of issues with MM infusion sets. Tried silhouette and quick sets and sticking to silhouette 6mm's for his lean body (abdomen only) for now. Often CANNOT tolerate more than 2 days before BG's soar. He does have…"
"I found out through someones posting that Animas has a cartridge for the medtronic that will work with their infusion sets which is what we were using, infusion set wise, before switching. My son is doing great on shots and is very weary of trying…"
"The pump trainer came out and initially set up our pump for us with the very first pump. I copied EVERYTHING down and put in the new pump so unless she did it wrong. Like I said we have been pumping for 4 years. I am an RN and was a diabetes…"
"I re-read your post and now understand that he was using a different pump with good results before the MM. Sorry for missing that.
Knowing that I really have to believe that you have an issue with the pump's settings and/or your dosing in…"
"Another idea, have you thought of trying the aftermarket cartridge and try other vendors infusion sets with a Luer Lock connector.. Heck you could get the cleo 90s to work on it if you want... Im wondering if your missing something in the pump…"
"Just a thought....are you sure that you are transcribing all of the numbers in all of the right places in the new pump.... Like all basal rates at the right times, carb ratios, BG Targets, insulin sensitivity.... any missing or inaccurate info would…"
"Have you returned the pump(s) and requested they be tested and reported to the FDA? You should also file a report of a DMD failure with the FDA and be sure to reference the pump's serial number in the report and indicate you requested…"
"He is on Novolog and has been ever since we've been diagnosed. I spoke to company today and they are going to send us yet another recertified pump-UGH! My son doesn't want to try another pump again b/c he is feeling GREAT on shots and is…"
Our son has a lot of issues with MM infusion sets. Tried silhouette and quick sets and sticking to silhouette 6mm's for his lean body (abdomen only) for now. Often CANNOT tolerate more than 2 days before BG's soar. He does have tape/adhesion sensitivities. We always use skinprep as help for a tape to skin barrier. Aside from set issues we are very happy with the MM pump.
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