Medtronic 722 pump

bevsl
By bevsl Latest Reply 2015-03-22 20:01:29 -0500
Started 2015-03-19 22:00:04 -0500

Hi,

Am going to be getting the Medtronic 722 pump and wonder if there is anyone who has used it before?

Currently using the 715 for one month trial with Medtronic.


8 replies

Sopies Grandma
Sopies Grandma 2015-03-22 09:18:27 -0500 Report

I use paradigm 523 and I love it. best thing since sliced bread. LOL I love Medtronic, they are so super friendly and I can call them any time day or night and they will work with me and they always seem to have the right answer.

bevsl
bevsl 2015-03-22 20:01:29 -0500 Report

True, with the advance in technologies and availability of the WhatsApp.

Contacting them is a just a type away. (^_^)

They are very helpful as well.

allied gardens
allied gardens 2015-03-20 17:41:34 -0500 Report

I currently use Paradigm 523, I put sugar and carbs it bolus the insulin.You can call medtronic and they walk you through any issues.If you need to work with medtronic person they also help you that. Please contact doctor if needed.Please reach out if an emergency!

bevsl
bevsl 2015-03-22 20:00:25 -0500 Report

Yup, will be meeting up with the representative from Medtronic on either this Tuesday or Wednesday for further training on the pump. =D

I've just tried out the bolus wizard yesterday and it was superb.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2015-03-20 14:06:33 -0500 Report

I am using the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm Revel 523 pump which is essentially the same as their 723 pump except that it has a smaller reservoir. I'm not familiar with their 722 pump. I do not use a CGM due to no insurance coverage for CGM's. If I had CGM coverage, I would upgrade to the 530G model with Enlite (CGM). I have only been pumping insulin since 2011 but have injected insulin since 1976. I LOVE using an insulin pump and hope I never have to go back to injections. Pumping has given me tighter control with less overall insulin and eliminated the dangerously low BG episodes I'd begun to experience around 2009. If any specific questions arise, please don't hesitate to ask.

bevsl
bevsl 2015-03-22 19:59:06 -0500 Report

Hi Type1Lou,

You are right, my total daily insulin is currently around 45 to 50 units. When I was on daily injections, my total insulin usage per day was around 80 units (inclusive the lantus) with 4x injections a day.

Now it's so much easier and I can join my friends to have a cup of starbucks and adjust my bolus based on the carbs that I'm having. =D

BG is so much more stable now.

gg777
gg777 2015-03-20 01:05:07 -0500 Report

I have the minimed 530g. I'm not sure what the 722 is? I googled 715 and it looks almost identical to the one I have, so I assume they are the same , but without the cgm? So far (almost a year in) I love my pump- it has truly been a lifesaver

bevsl
bevsl 2015-03-20 01:18:46 -0500 Report

Hi gg777,

Totally agree with you on the lifesaver part! =D

The 722 is a new model than the 715 but an older model of the 723 and 530g.

Was having problem in controlling my BG previously regardless of how much insulin I was injecting myself despite having very much less carbs for my meal.

Hence, was recommended by a nurse to try out the pump and see how it goes. Got in touch with a medtronic rep and there was a trial where they are allowing diabetics patients to try out the pump before committing in purchasing the pump for themselves.

Boy was I surprise, my usual BG of between 15.0 mmol/L - 20.0 mmol/L went down to around 4.4 mmol/L - 6.8 mmol/L. And it is just my fifth day on it.

Hence, now am getting the Medtronic Paradigm 722 pump for myself though the cost of purchasing is on the high side. But for health, am willing to invest on it. =)