DIABETIC ANGELS RISE UP

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As most of you know, MJ2 and the Diabetic Angels are HUGE supporters of the Diabetes Community and Research, and like most people in the DOC, we too are wearing blue, not because it’s our favorite color, but because it’s a state of mind. With that said, The Diabetic Angels’ website has shut down in protest! After years and years, there is still NO CURE for diabetes!  25.8 million people STILL have diabetes.  We’ve shut down the site on World Diabetes Day to protest on behalf of all diabetics, the fact that there is NO CURE. 

While we’re grateful to Dr. Banting, researchers, and the entire diabetic community for their tireless effort, governments and people around the world must unite to cure this devastating global disease.  Still don’t have a cure, still need insulin to survive, still need to prick our fingers, still have complications. “Still Have Diabetes” must become “Used To Have Diabetes!”

Join the Diabetic Angels in our protest and make your voice heard!  – follow us on twitterlike us on Facebook – instagram – subscribe

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How-To Insert the Medtronic Minimed Mio Insertion Set!

Hi everyone! I know I haven’t done a “How-To” since my Minimed Continuous Glucose Monitor/Sensor and Sir Pod, Sir Omnipod..but since I ordered some new diabetic pump supplies recently, I wanted to do a how-to blog on the Minimed Mio Insertion Set.

Now, at first I had a little trouble figuring out how to use this new set, since there IS NO EXTRA INSERTER!  I have been using the Medtronic Minimed Quick-Serter and Quick-Set since I started using my pump in 2000. I’m a little scared of change. So going from the blue inserter [and hoping not to ever lose that] and attaching the insertion set to it, definitely was different…The Mio all ready for me to just connect, prime, and insert! I am in LOVE with this set. It’s much easily to travel with…all I need is the Set, Reservoir, a bottle of Insulin, and of course, my Insulin Pump! 

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Onto the how-to Insert the Medtronic Minimed Mio Insertion Set!

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After washing my hands and my new insertion area…
Pull the red tape plastic wrap and remove from around the Mio.  

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While holding the Mio from the bottom, press the three raised dots on each side of the lid, and lift the top off.

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Twist the tubing out, and pull out gently by unwinding the tubing carefully upwards. Make sure the insertion needle set is not loose…that would hurt when you insert the site. I always press the site down after I unwind the tubing.  

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Next, connect the tubing to the filled reservoir.   

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While “rewinding” the pump, I manually prime the insulin through the tubing, then insert the reservoir into the pump, secure tightly, and use the pump to “prime” just a couple units.  

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After priming the insulin pump, remove the adhesive backing paper. 

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Place fingers on the three lined indentations and pull the center of the inserter up until you hear a click. Pull more than you think…After removing the needle guard, place the tubing in the slot on the side of the inserter…see the first picture below.

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It’s time to insert the the site! yay!  Place the inserter over your future new “site.” Press the smooth round indentations that are on both sides of the Mio to insert your set. Push gently on the center after your site is inserted to secure the adhesive.

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Remove the inserter by holding the center of the inserter and pulling it out. 

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Press the sides of the tape to make sure the tape sticks to the skin. 

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