New to the world of pumps

By Harlen Latest Reply 2009-08-17 18:19:43 -0500
Started 2009-08-07 11:28:04 -0500

Just started the minimed pump anny one out there with info just let me know thank you. hints tips amything

2 replies

Crashnot 2009-08-07 15:33:29 -0500 Report

Hi Harlan,

Welcome to the world of tubing! I got started on my first pump in February, then switched the Minimed in July. So far so good. I guess I don't have a lot of tips, but since I'm not insured (live in Canada so the pump and some supplies are paid for), I am always looking for ways to $ave.

I take very small doses of insulin, so am able to go a full six days on the large reservoir. I'm also sensitive to the teflon canula, so have to use the stainless steel needles. I've found I save a lot by using the 50/50 reservoir instead of the Medtronics one. That way I can use any tubing and canula I want. The Medtronics canula's I need would result in having a shortage of canulas. So that's been one thing I've figured out.