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Putting the Medtronic CGM in my arm?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy May 6, 2012. 4 Replies

I have a Medtronic CGM and was thinking about putting it in my arm. I was wondering if anyone else puts it in their arm and how is it for: 1)Reception 2)Comfort3)How well it sticks there.Continue

Tags: arm, cgm, medtronic

Small bump from pump site?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TS Nov 21, 2011. 10 Replies

I've been noticing that when I take my pump sites out, there is a little bit of a bump around where the tube was. Just wondering if this is normal? I've only been on a pump for a couple of weeks..Continue

Skins for Novopen Echo?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emmy Jan 28. 2 Replies

I recently got a Novopen Echo insulin pen and on the website it says you can get skins for them. I tried emailing them and asking where I could get one but I never got a reply. I would really like…Continue

Tags: skins, pen, echo, novopen

Animas or Medtronic?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kate Aug 8, 2011. 12 Replies

I'm thinking about getting a pump and am having a tough time deciding on which one to get. My twin sister, who has been diabetic 5 years longer than me, has the Medtronic Minimed, so I feel like I…Continue

 

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Emmy replied to Kate's discussion 'Skins for Novopen Echo?'
"My diabetes clinic supplied the pen but has never heard of the skins. If you want to keep up to date on this, I have started a discussion on the Novopen Echo here…"
Jan 28
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Nov 30, 2012
Timothy replied to Kate's discussion 'Putting the Medtronic CGM in my arm?'
"I use my tricep area all the time. The sensor is out of the way and I get fewer lost sensor errors. I found this to be true while I was on Dexcom as well. The MM sensor and transmitter are bigger though so I use an iv3000 to keep it covered. It…"
May 6, 2012
Jonah replied to Kate's discussion 'Putting the Medtronic CGM in my arm?'
"I used sof-sensors in my arms when using the Guardian. I needed help with insertions and found the sensors painful, but they were accurate and lasted a fairly long time. I never tried wearing them anywhere other than my arms. They stuck on…"
May 6, 2012
nel replied to Kate's discussion 'Putting the Medtronic CGM in my arm?'
"I have used my arm ( left only ...I had right breast surgery in 1984 ...arm is swollen) and have seen elite athletes use arms ...I need assistance to remove needle ftom the left arm ."
May 6, 2012
MegaMinxX replied to Kate's discussion 'Putting the Medtronic CGM in my arm?'
"Hi Kate. I used MM CGMS for several years, but now use Dexcom. When using MM CGM, I only used my stomach and legs. I hadn't even thought about using my arms at that point. After switching to Dexcom, I heard from other Dexcom users that they had…"
May 6, 2012
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Putting the Medtronic CGM in my arm?

I have a Medtronic CGM and was thinking about putting it in my arm. I was wondering if anyone else puts it in their arm and how is it for: 1)Reception 2)Comfort3)How well it sticks there.See More
May 6, 2012
Kate and Anna Banana are now friends
Nov 21, 2011
Kate replied to Kate's discussion 'Small bump from pump site?'
"Thanks for the replies. I noticed it was gone by the next day, so I don't think its anything serious, but I was just wondering."
Nov 21, 2011
Jackie replied to Kate's discussion 'Small bump from pump site?'
"I sometimes get these too. I mentioned in passing to my dermatologist that I get them and he suggested hydrocordizone cream to get them to heal a bit faster and keep them from scarring. Just a bit of inflammation from having a foreign object in the…"
Nov 20, 2011
Terry replied to Kate's discussion 'Small bump from pump site?'
"Sorry, I can't remember if my doses were lower. I felt like Apidra also acted more quickly and had less of a "tail" than Novolog. - TDMV"
Nov 19, 2011
garidan replied to Kate's discussion 'Small bump from pump site?'
"Did you lower doses too?"
Nov 19, 2011
Terry replied to Kate's discussion 'Small bump from pump site?'
"I found that my "pump bumps" were caused by Novolog rapid acting insulin. When I switched to Apidra -- no more bumps. I don't have the definitive scientific answer, but I believe I had an allergic reaction to the insulin."
Nov 19, 2011
autumnlynn replied to Kate's discussion 'Small bump from pump site?'
"Been on a pump for about three years, and it has always happened to me. They usually go away the same day. It's just from the pressure of the infusion set. Completely normal :) Just watch that you dont use the same frequently or you will get…"
Nov 19, 2011
Richard P Cosgrove replied to Kate's discussion 'Small bump from pump site?'
"Yes, unfortunately but it will go away in a day or so."
Nov 19, 2011
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Nov 19, 2011

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
February 16, 2010
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6.1
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Medtronic Paradigm Veo

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hi Kate, welcome. We have Groups here for young people if you look under Groups on the top banner. also a nice Group for Canadians.

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WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY KATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW your really new to "D" aren't you? I've had it for quite a long time now.
 
 
 

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