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Re: [IP] Amplifying Minimed alarms

I am so glad that I am not the only one who has trouble hearing the alarms.
All of my friends can: they will point at my pocket and say "Um, Cindy,
you're beeping again".  Even one of my band members did that while we were
full on playing....he hear it over the music and I couldn't.  I hate to do
vibrate because it chews up batteries.  Cynthia

On 4/24/08, Jordana Rosenberg <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> The Minimed's CGMS alarm system is not loud enough for many of us, and I'm
> wondering if anyone has ever considered rigging a small lapel-style
> microphone,
> pinned to the pajamas or something, while they slept, hoping it would
> amplify
> the alarms?  Here's a link to something that might work on Radio Shack's
> website:
> rophone&kw=microphone&parentPage=search
> The only thing is (well, in addition to it being potentially bulky) that I
> am
> not sure if a microphone would interfere with the CGMS's own
> transmissions.  If
> anyone has any insights into the radio-frequency dimensions of the CGMS and
> of
> mini-microphones, I'd really appreciate any thoughts, on or off list.
> Thank you,
> Jordana
> Jordana Rosenberg
> Assistant Professor
> University of Massachusetts, Amherst
> Department of English
> 453 Bartlett Hall
> Amherst, MA 01003
> (ph) 413-545-2576
> .
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