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Re: [IP] static electricity

--- email @ redacted wrote:
> Hello!
> This a. m while changing into work clothes, some
> static
> electricity from my fleece shirt set off the pump
> alarms!  Big time!
> An error message flashed quickly, then the screen
> went blank.
> It came back within a couple of minutes, flashing an
> "E-13."
> I called the MiniMed 800 phone #, & the very nice &
> helpful man 
> said that static electricity will erase everything
> that's been programmed.
> So, he talked me thru the steps of re-setting time,
> date, basal
> rate, etc........
> (If I had to do it by reading the manual, it would
> have taken me
> hours!!!)
> Luckily I wasn't too late reporting for my shift,
> but boy, what a scare!
> Everyone should know that static electricity is not
> a good thing.  He is
> sending me a new leather case (free!) that he said
> should minimize any
> future problems.  But I'll now be using the "Static
> Guard" full time!
> Here in Minnesota, our static season lasts 6 months!
> I called my MiniMed trainer & my CDE, & neither of
> them were aware of this...
> Future patients will be told, so I guess it was not
> all for nothing!
> Loretta
> pumping 2 1/2 weeks

I also have a  MM pump and have had this happen t me
several times.  Sometimes it is so bad that you have
to take the batteries out of the pumpp for 24 hour to
"reset" it.

"If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith."
--Albert Einstein
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