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Re: [IP] Scary Situation



Hi everybody!

Back again from a wonderful trip and I had exactly the same problem on a remote
farm in Ireland!  Yuck.  Minimed batteries definately last longer than any others
I have ever bought.  They also cost less.  Does anyone get their batteries covered
by their insurance?

Ruth

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> Hi all:
>
> Had a potentially serious problem the other night with my MM507.  I had
> checked to see how much insulin I had used that day, then tested my blood
> before turning in for the night, and since it was a little high picked up the
> pump to bolus a unit.  The screen was completely blank.  No alarm or "no
> delivery", "lo battery", just blank, as in DEAD.  Took the batteries out which
> had only been in for 2 weeks, and replaced with new.  Everything was fine
> after that.  Must admit I was pretty scared and checked the pump several times
> during the night by hitting the backlight.  Called Mini Med in the morning and
> the technician said something about an electrical charge, to try the old
> batteries again.  Well, then I got a "lo battery" warning.  Took the old
> batteries back to Radio Shack, and one of the batteries was completely shot.
>
> My husband is out of town this week, and if I hadn't noticed the blank screen
> before going to bed, or it had happened during the night, well Gawd, hate to
> think of what kind of trouble I would have been in.
>
> Anyone else ever have the same problem?
>
> Iona
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