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Re: [IP] Error E15 on my Minimed 507
Mine wasn't an Error E15. It was a major shutdown of the entire pump. With
no warning it just erased all 5 of my bolus settings!!!! I was absolutely
frantic. My blood sugar quickly climbed to over 450 before I finally called
the 1-800 number. I was informed that this error shutdown does occur. The
lesson it taught me was have all your bolus settings written down somewhere.
Maybe I sound stupid to some of you, but I didn't have my numbers written down
anywhere. Besides, I got confused quickly because of my rapidly increasing
BS. I've been nursing for 20 years and didn't anticipate the obvious.
A word of warning to those of you who aren't on the pump yet, but plan on
going on it. I was on 4-5 shots daily with poor control. I've got a
bachelor's degree and nursing and am considered rather intelligent. I have
instructed patients on Morphine pumps and pumps with chemo drugs in them. My
mini-med 507 was the most challenging, difficult thing I've ever had to learn.
I was absolutely overwhelmed. I was in information overload, and I am not
exaggerating. The thing is, it does become second nature and very simple. Be
patient. It is well worth the short anxious-ridden period when first starting
out. I have a sneaking feeling that you'll find tons of support in this forum
here. This place is quite a haven. Good-luck to all you new Pumpers.
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/