So Im scheduled to start to Pump this week . I have the Minimed Paradigm. [no cgm yet]
I’ve been anxious about starting. What really prompted me to start pumping was a nasty Lantus low. Injected into a vessel and went from 170 to 30 in 10 Min…needed glucagon, the works…
I’ve been hooked up with some Saline Solution, and have been giving this bad boy a test drive for the past week-ish. Things have gone well, a lot to learn, but was stoked to get started on some insulin with this thing.
THEN I read a few stories of pumps Malfunctioning. Emptying the whole cartridge contents at once! Read here in the forums about a guy who died from this while sleeping… All these stories scare the hell out of me, now Im nervous as can be.
Anyone have problems with their pumps? Anyone have some comforting words? haha. How common are these “malfunctions”?
Any words of wisdom, or comforting snippets would be greatly appreciated!