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Re: [IP] Medtronic Veo or Animas Vibe

I have had my MM 508 since 2000 and using it on and off since then.
 Sometimes I use other pumps depending on the supplies I can get.  I
stopped using the 508 for a while because the batteries would fail after
two weeks.  I, finally realized, by changing battery manufacturers that the
problem was the battery and not the pump.  It is still working good.  I
don't care if I have a CGM as I use a very inexpensive glucose meter and
have a good A1C.  Since I have no insurance, I consider myself fortunate
for what I can get.

On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 12:57 PM, Mitzner, Wayne <email @ redacted> wrote:

> Rupesh, I've got an old 508 and similar things occasionally happen.
> However, I find you can ignore the low battery warning (if the batteries
> were fresh when put in).  The batteries will last another month or so,
> even with the low battery icon on.  Just keep a spare set wherever you go,
> however, since you won't know when they really will fail.
> -wayne
> >From: Rupesh Patel <email @ redacted>
> >Subject: [IP] Medtronic Veo or Animas Vibe
> >
> >Hi all,
> >
> >I am on Medtronic / Minimed 508 pump from last 7 years and quite
> >satisfied -
> >won't say great as it's without the cgms and requires multiple finger
> >pricks
> >and still the control isn't great.
> >
> >Today morning my 508 pump gave a low battery alert in only under 14 days
> >which
> >actually should have lasted more than 22 days hence I am a bit concerned.
> >Not
> >sure if the pump is dying so I tried to find out the best available
> >options if
> >I need to shift to - however i will have to bear the entire cost as I
> >don't
> >have any kind of insurance.
> .
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