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Joy, on Using the MiniMed to Help Manage Her Childs Diabetes

By Karrie Hawbaker

Public Relations Manager

Posted:  3/12/2013 5:16 PM


Today, we hear from Jake’s mom, Joy. She talks about how she was initially nervous to transition to insulin pump therapy to help manage Jake’s type 1 diabetes. She found that with practice it became easier and now even brings her peace of mind. Listen to her story and tell us: what were your concerns before starting your child on insulin pump therapy and what’s life like for your family now?

- Medtronic Diabetes insulin infusion pumps, continuous glucose monitoring systems and associated components are limited to sale by or on the order of a physician and should only be used under the direction of a healthcare professional familiar with the risks associated with the use of these systems. 
- Successful operation of the insulin infusion pumps and/or continuous glucose monitoring systems requires adequate vision and hearing to recognize alerts and alarms. 

Medtronic Diabetes Insulin Infusion Pumps
- Insulin pump therapy is not recommended for individuals who are unable or unwilling to perform a minimum of four blood glucose tests per day. 
- Insulin pumps use rapid-acting insulin. If your insulin delivery is interrupted for any reason, you must be prepared to replace the missed insulin immediately. 

Medtronic Diabetes Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Systems
- The information provided by CGM systems is intended to supplement, not replace, blood glucose information obtained using a home glucose meter. A confirmatory fingerstick is required prior to treatment. 
- Insertion of a glucose sensor may cause bleeding or irritation at the insertion site. Consult a physician immediately if you experience significant pain or if you suspect that the site is infected. 

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Posted on Wed Mar 13 01:19:12 GMT 2013

My pump is not delivering my basal. It is delivering bonuses. This has been going on for days now and my Bloodsugars are in the 3 and 400's. Has anyone else had this issue with their pump? I called help line but the wait was 30 minutes! I was diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy last year and cant afford to have my blood sugars running this high. I hope someone can help me soon. Thank you, Katie. Type 1 diabetic for 27 years.


Posted on Wed Mar 13 15:32:49 GMT 2013

Katie, I’m sorry to hear you’re experiencing this problem. I’m going to have someone reach out to you shortly to try to help.

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