Build a Bear has an insulin pump!


#1

i was looking at the build a bear website looking for accessories to put on my bears. i came across an insulin pump! https://www.buildabear.com/online-exclusive-diabetes-kit/025462.html?cgid=accessories#start=1

how cool is that??? i also found one for hearing aids which i bought as i wear them. i saw one for a wheelchair, etc. its cool that they have stuff like this. thought i share something fun with you guys :slight_smile:


#2

hehehehehehe. (Its totally a Medtronic pump.)


#3

either way i am having it lol…maybe they didnt realize it was a medtronic pump. what model is it? it doesnt look familiar.


#4

hehehe. I am certain its an old Medtronic Paradigm 511. Its from 2005. I used to have one. https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/download-library/minimed-511


#5

cool! im new to medtronics as i did have animas from 2010 till last year. but that pump looks cool…archaic tho


#6

Isn’t that a 711; not a 511? The area where the reservoir goes in, looks like it protrudes too far to be the 511.


#7

I think the 512/712 is the first model with circle shaped buttons, like the bear has.

https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/download-library/minimed-512-712


#8

you guys are right. Its this - the 512/712.

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#9

Yep.

I started out with the 506 and about a month or so later got the 507. Then I think I got a 508 and definitely remember getting a 515, whereas my wife got a 511 ahead of my 515. Then it was on to the 523, and now a 530. The 530 has been the most reliable of all of them.


#10

thats a lot of pumps! ive only been on the animas ping, vibe and now the medtronic 630G


#11

Maybe you’d be interested in this too.


#12

I am simultaneously horrified and delighted by these bear-abetic things. They are both morbid and saccharine. Wonderful. Simply wonderful.


#13

i like that they have stuff like this…it will make a kid or an adult smile :). i cant wait until monday when it arrives


#14

There is also the American Girl Diabetes Care Kit


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#15

cool…i would love to get an american girl doll and get this set. that would be cool


#16

post your bear when you get it!


#17

I think we can thank Medtronics for Jerry the Bear. One year they mailed me one (stuffed toy), without me knowing why. I donated it to local Diabetes camp.


#18

i will…it will be on one of my build a bear i already have :)…but ill have the whole insulin pump and hearing aids on the bear :slight_smile: