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Re: [IP] MM vs. D
What are the requirements for getting a second pump from
MiniMed? How do you go about doing it?
Any help would be appreciated.
--- David Winegarden <email @ redacted> wrote:
> In msg02430 dated Thu, 29 Jul 1999 21:30:19 EDT,
> email @ redacted wrote :
> << I guess you don't have to send it back, ... >>
> in answering the question from
> email @ redacted :
> << Is it true that you have to send disetronic back ? >>
> Actually you DO have to send it back if you want to "keep
> pumping D"
> Most Disetronic-users never quite get to the "it won't
> run any more"
> point, because we have had 4 "warning messages" over the
> 8 weeks which DID NOT stop the pump, just raised the
> alarming error
> messages warning of the impending apocalypse:
> Each at NOON on the day that
> Error 88 = 8 weeks remain.
> Error 86 = 6 weeks remain.
> Error 84 = 4 weeks remain.
> Error 82 = 2 weeks remain.
> These occurred for me anywhere from 15 to 17 days apart,
> I suspect re-started on counting a day when stopped while
> loading a
> newly-filled 315 unit cartridge.
> Since we (usually) have 2 pumps, and should have been
> between them a few times a year, we should have several
> weeks of
> usage remaining on each unit when the first 8X warning
> Some might have used up one pump first, then switched to
> the other.
> Then if one has not yet "taken the hint" and switched to
> the other
> while sending the one with "not much time left" back to
> Error 09 = STOP mode, one cannot switch to run mode.
> The ONLY insulin emission it can do now is with the
> "PRIME" function
> I described a few messages back.( msg02433.html Re:
> Priming question)
> NOT for use while pump is connected to your body.
> So I've been using NPH since last Saturday !
> The newer H-Tron Plus may behave slightly differently in
> these matters
> Mine were the 6+ years old H-Tron, and I expect to have
> from Minneapolis on my chest again in a few days.
> I understand this 2-pumps and fixed-length allowed-usage
> required to distribute the pumps in Germany, where a
> proportion of insulin-users are "pumpträger" than in US.
> And of MM-users traveling out of USA getting similar
> supply if they ASK for it, has been written-of here
> David C. Winegarden
> Fremont, CA
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