Rickyd7's Blog (23)

I DISLIKE this pump 723 mm with a CGM!

I adjust my basals rates myself because I don't get any help from MM what so ever! I asked numerous times for a CDE to reteach me this dumb piece, with not any calls! SO, I am my own doctor now, adjust my basal rates constantly, because of NO help!
I just moved to Nokomis FL, without a doctor, or any help from an endo, or MM with this!
OH WELL, the best doctor is yourself it seems, by self medicating yourself!

Added by rickyd7 on July 24, 2011 at 9:41pm — 2 Comments

I got to put that child lock on my pump!

I have a sensor, and it will a lot of times remind me that my BS is going up, so I give myself insulin, then sometimes 5 mins later it warns me again, sometimes I will clear it, but then sometimes if it has been over an hour I will give more, especially when there is two arrows! And it hasn't leveled off even yet! (meaning that there isn't any arrows)

My stress level was waaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy lower when I was on shots, this pump will be the death of me yet!

I am getting almost to the… Continue

Added by rickyd7 on June 26, 2011 at 7:02am — 1 Comment

ISF, LOL, what a joke my MM rep was!

She didn't teach me anything. ISF is at 80, for 24 hours I guess? I will someday figure this thing out, if I don't ......? Oh well? Range is 70-120, active time is 2hrs, 1=15gs. Isn't there like pumping with a MM Paradigm pump, for dummies section?

I will have to be on hold after the 27th til I get down to FL I am moving there, so I kinda am at a stale mate for managing my diabetes, then I might find a new cde down there?

Oh while I am moving down, I have 2 bottles in the refrig, can… Continue

Added by rickyd7 on June 22, 2011 at 9:44pm — 1 Comment

going to be moving to FL soon, does anyone know of any endos there,

I will be moving to Nokomis FL, 34275!

Added by rickyd7 on June 19, 2011 at 10:38pm — 4 Comments

How can you go about figuring out your ISF?

Are you able to do it, in lets say 1/2 a day, like after you wake up til ZZzzz time?

Added by rickyd7 on June 16, 2011 at 10:33pm — 3 Comments

Does anyone know of any, Diabetes Paradigm pump educator in Nokomis FL 34275?

I leave NJ, on my way to start a new life in FL, and would hope that I MIGHT? be able to find an educator?

Added by rickyd7 on June 15, 2011 at 10:17pm — 5 Comments

Can I just stress how much diabetes bites the bullet!

Let's see what it is now, 341, otay, whatever, I am so used to highs, I'll be surprised, if I even make it over the hill 50, I am 36 now, have been through a devestating car wreck, was in a coma, wheelchair, rehabsssss for over three years, etc.

But I guess life goes on? Used to be on Injections, but cant be anymore because I can not feel highs or lows, at all since the car wreck! Have a mm cgm.

I just wish that there was more help out there than there is, which isn't much at… Continue

Added by rickyd7 on June 14, 2011 at 9:24pm — 6 Comments


I just check it, thats ok I guess?

Added by rickyd7 on June 12, 2011 at 12:49am — No Comments

what's tha advantages ...

with a dexcom CGM, I have been seeing a lot of not so good stuff about MM, but Dexcom seems to be a good fit.

So far after adjusting my basal rates MYSELF, it seems to be working better. All I have been viewing is the disappointments of people with MM.

I am so lucky to be on a MM pump! I HIGHLY DOUBT I will ever be in my target range for more than two days!

For the past 24 hours I have been out of range once, a bit high.243.

How long before it loses its potency after it's… Continue

Added by rickyd7 on June 11, 2011 at 7:07pm — No Comments


I never had this much stress when I was on injections!

I just checked bg was 138, says on the pump 257 and going up? What a piece of yit! Oh, and it doesnt update the number almost never when I tell it to update sensor. Well, I just gave myself 5.5 units to cover the supposed high, which of course it wasn't, but I was driving before, and couldn't check it.

LOL, I like the voice commercial that MM had when you called, that they hve changed because it was false advertising! "Your life… Continue

Added by rickyd7 on May 31, 2011 at 10:35am — 5 Comments


Lets see it keeps saying I am low, like 40? just tried to calibrate it at 125, like 12 zillion times and it still didnt upload to the new #, and craptronics is closed today, I HATE this MM paradigm pump!

Added by rickyd7 on May 30, 2011 at 5:23pm — 3 Comments


Already had a call by my so called metronics sales rep, and then she said, that I should go back onto injections, oh, now she is a DR all of a sudden? And she hasnt helped me one bit, oh wait, she got me on my learning, on medtronics website. What ever that means to her, otherwise, I dont have an endo that I see, and dont have a CDE.

She ONLY called me because I complained to some lady that called me about an hour before she did, to ask why, I was in the ER twice?

They don't care, all… Continue

Added by rickyd7 on May 18, 2011 at 8:44pm — 6 Comments

What is temp basal, and sesitivity mean"

I have never got taught this, and don't have a clue as to what they mean?
I know I had a great trainer, lolololololol, lucky I am still alive. I think all the trainers should also be on the pump, otherwise they can never associated with the disease!

Added by rickyd7 on May 16, 2011 at 5:05pm — 7 Comments

I HATE diabetes, and Medtrtonics more so!

I have the paradigm 723, and what a piece the cgm is with it, Lets see had a 430 yesterday, and now? says 360, but I never believe this CGM. One time it said I was going low, I checked it and it said, 312? stupid pump! I almost WANT to go back on injections. Or even my old pump from Animus, rarely had any issues with that one, unlike this one.

And the trainer I had was absolutely a fly by night, write down notes for me to look at, oh, and throw a kind of quick crash course of learning at… Continue

Added by rickyd7 on May 16, 2011 at 12:12am — 7 Comments

Does and one know ifff...

You prefill your cartriges for your pump and stickem in the frig, if it losses its potency over time, I fill bout 3 bottles of them and stick em in the frig?

Added by rickyd7 on May 7, 2011 at 9:17pm — 4 Comments

LUCKY YOU, you mustve had a good trainer!

not like me:(

Added by rickyd7 on May 6, 2011 at 4:51pm — 1 Comment

LOL does anyone have a medtornics 723 pump with a CGM?

I am soooooooooooooo upset with this piece of junk pump! It keeps saying, LOW predicted! I just had a warning, approach low predicted at 62, I check it it is 115? Stupid pump! Oh , there is a couple other things, but now with the other zillion things I see wrong with this pump, I forgot? Thing alerts me like every 10 mins, for some stupid reason.

If I drop dead, oh well!

Saves them money

I should just go back on injections! Oh well, never had as many problems as now, on… Continue

Added by rickyd7 on May 6, 2011 at 4:39pm — 1 Comment

I don't know how I could be still alive? after the mayhem that I have been through?

Lets see? FIRST I almost died from a car wreck 81101, now, I have to deal with the diabetes epidemic, with the yittiest pump ever I think, minimed paradigm723, or medtronics, what a joke:(

Today and yesterday I had over 400s, today I woke up with bout a 450 something, so that is why I adjusted my basal rates all the time, because the only doctor that is with you a lot of the time is yourself, plus it takes wayyy to long to see the doctor again, so while you are having whatevers with your… Continue

Added by rickyd7 on May 6, 2011 at 10:09am — 3 Comments

WOW, to have diabetes and,

Brain injury from a car wreck. I used to be able to feel my BS, within a couple of nanometers, now, don't have the slightest clue as to where it is. Heck, right now it could be 1200? No, I know it isn't that high, but had a 430 other day! And the other day had a 43, then too low to even register! Let's see, a couple of times, minimed sent me two pumps new, because the keep sending me bunk ones?

DOCTORS, or nutritionist are a joke, they sit with you for like a 1/2 hour, and think they will… Continue

Added by rickyd7 on May 2, 2011 at 9:11pm — 2 Comments

Equal and Coffee?

Is it bad? for diabetes that is!

Added by rickyd7 on May 1, 2011 at 8:54pm — 12 Comments



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