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11- year-old Amelia McIver reviews the Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm insulin pump, which she uses without the Medtronic CGM. The pump has given her a lot of freedom!



  • choice of colors
  • handy light makes it easy to bolus in the dark
  • bolus wizard makes carb counting and dose setting easier
  • features "square wave" and "dual wave" boluses for extended release (great for high-fat meals like pizza)
  • easy to set temp basal rates for exercise or periods of inactivity


  • a bit boxy -- could look less like a medical device
  • should come with a rechargeable battery!
  • no wireless or smartphone connection for remote dosing and data-sharing

Use this pump? Let us know what you think!

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