Medtronic Waterproof Insulin Pump Cases

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http://www.fit4d.com - Beth Silvers, RD, CDE, MS, LDN - gives a few quick tips on treating low blood sugars. If you experience a low, follow the "Rule of 15" - have 15 g of carbohydrate, then wait 15 minutes. Test your blood glucose. If it is still low, have another 15 g and wait another 15 minutes. Repeat until the low has been treated. She then gives a few snack examples that have 15 g of carb and a useful tip for having them around when you need them.

Technology Helps People With Diabetes Worry Less About Lows

(BPT) - Diabetes is a complex disease to manage, and it can be extremely challenging for people with diabetes to keep their blood sugar levels within an ideal target range. While reducing high blood sugar – or hyperglycemia – is important since high blood sugar can lead to long-term complications like cardiovascular disease and nerve damage, reducing low blood sugar – or hypoglycemia – can be a matter of life or death. Low blood sugar is a condition that can cause confusion, disorientation and loss of consciousness; in the worst cases it can result in coma or death. The average person with type 1 diabetes has two lows a week that they’re aware of – and untold ones they’re not – with more than half experiencing lows at least once a night.[1] Phyllis Kaplan of Boston has had type 1 diabetes for most of her life and has first-hand experience with hypoglycemia. “I have a history of severe lows at night, when it’s most challenging to manage my glucose levels,” Kaplan says. “It was very scary thinking that I was lucky to wake up.” “Low blood sugar at night is of particular concern, as that is when up to 75 percent of severe hypoglycemia occurs and patients are Continue reading >>

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  1. catpal54

    waterproofing paradigm pump

    I've been insulin dependent for 43 years and have been wearing a pump for about 10 years now. I got a paradigm pump a couple of years ago and now I need to figure out how to waterproof it.
    I called medtronic about getting a waterproof case for my paradigm pump, but apparently they haven't made one yet. I can't fit my paradigm in the case I had for my old pump. Has anyone come up with a way to waterproof their pump (even if it includes duct tape). I am going kayaking and the last time I took off my pump for about 4 hours to climb a waterfall in Jamaica, my b.s. was 569 when I got back!!!, so I don't want to chance that again.

  2. karena

    What pump do you have? I have a 522 and it fits into the Sport Guard, you have to take off any clips and all but it does fit. If you have the 722, it won't fit in there but there are other options for waterproof cases for cellphones and the like. I'll try to find a source i've seen recommended and shoot you a vm.

  3. Stump86

    The sport guard found on the MM website is good for waterproofing.
    There are other commercially available packs which will waterproof your pump, like scuba diving bags, as well.

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Important Safety Information About Minimed Veo

Customer support At Medtronic, we are committed to continually evaluating and improving the quality and reliability of our products and services. Through our monitoring system, we have learned about potential issues and we would like to inform you about these and provide recommendations regarding the usage of our pumps. Sensor Graph Timeout (Only VEO) LOOSE DRIVE SUPPORT CAP (ONLY VEO) What do I need to do if I drop my insulin pump or I have a young child on pump therapy and she/he drops the insulin pump all the time. Should I be concerned? WATER DAMAGE (ONLY VEO) I wear my insulin pump when I play sports and work out. I wear my insulin pump in my sports bra but it has a great exposure to sweat. Should I be concerned with the repeated exposure and if so, what are the suggestions to this scenario? Your MiniMed Veo insulin pump has an IPX7 rating, why are you recommending customers to disconnect from the insulin pump during any water activity? Continue reading >>

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  1. lark27

    Hi Everybody,
    I asked a Medtronic rep about any options for waterproofing my pump and was told to try using a vacuum sealing device (like you use for food storage). She said the seal would be so tight aroung the cord it wouldn't be a problem for water and you could still use the buttons on the device. This sounds either genius or too good to be true. Anybody ever try this idea? I did see another forum here about rafting and there were some good suggestions there as well, but thought I'd see if anyone had tried this idea.

  2. Chris_Cru

    I don't get by water very often but I do like the outdoors and to fish so I figured I would need to find something to protect my Acc-Chek Combo pump.. I came across the Aquapack and it looks pretty good, reviews are good too on Amazon.com. I have mine ordered just waiting for it to arrive

  3. lark27

    Yes, I might try out the aquapac. The following in their product description leave me a little bit unsure if I want to shell out the $60 for it.
    Aquapac commissioned research into the suitability of these cases for use with insulin pumps. Results show that, in some circumstances, insulin flow rate can be reduced by the case. In particular, low flow rates are impeded, and as such Aquapac can make no claim regarding the suitability of these cases with insulin pumps. Use of these cases with insulin pumps is entirely at the discretion of the user.
    Aquapac has been advised to recommend that users of Aquapac cases with insulin pumps regularly check their blood sugar levels.
    Also, "Waterproofness Warning!: This case features our 'TC' Aquaclip which makes the case waterproof to IPX7. Temporary immersion is fine, but not continuous immersion."

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Medtronic - Minimed 640g

Tweet Medtronic’s MiniMed 640G marks another step forward for insulin pump technology as it features the SmartGuard algorithm which uses CGM data to predict and prevent hypos. The MiniMed 640G also marks the first of Medtronic’s insulin pumps to feature a colour screen. As with other Medtronic pumps, the 640G is available as two different models, the MMT-1512, which has a smaller 180 unit reservoir and the MMT-1712, which is about 1 cm taller but allows for a 300 unit reservoir. Features SmartGuard - can predict and prevent most hypos Integration with Enlite II CGM sensors Integrated with Contour NEXT Link 2.4 blood glucose meter 8 basal patterns 180 unit and 300 unit reservoirs available Colour screen –with light adjusting display Designed for easy use by both left-handed and right-handed people In addition to its colour screen, the 640G also makes navigating around menus easier than on Medtronic’s previous pumps, meaning less button presses needed to operate certain functions and change settings. Disadvantages The 640G has integration with the Bayer Contour NEXT Link 2.4 blood glucose meter, which allows you to send bolus dose instructions to the pump. However, the 640G d Continue reading >>

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  1. KCsHubby_Dave

    UHC and Medtronic pumps

    Anybody hear anything about UHC making Medtronic the “preferred” insulin pump? I saw something from diabetes mine. Hope it’s not true.

  2. Laddie

    Check out Page 7 and unfortunately I think that it is true.
    And on Page 4, it looks as though they are going to think that A1c’s below 9 are good enough for Medicare recipients.
    Tandem is taking th threat seriously: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160503005767/en/Tandem-Diabetes-Care-Announces-Upcoming-Change-UnitedHealthcare

    I live near UHC’s headquarters. Shall I go egg them?

  3. borijess

    This is some real BS. I have UHC but I believe my pharmacy benefits which cover the pumps I hope. I called about the omnipod and the pods are covered by my pharmacy but the receiver I would have to pay out of pocket. What is happening is big companies linings each other pockets.

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