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Re: [IP] New Ping Meter



RoseLea:
Did you know that if you live in New York that there is a law that states
that your insurance company must pay for batteries which are used for your
pump and for Glucose Tabs.Thanks for all the info.
Sincerely:
Raymond Becker

On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 5:10 PM, RoseLea <email @ redacted> wrote:

> At 04:44 PM 6/29/2010, raymond becker wrote:
>
>> Just received my ping meter yesterday and switched over from my Animas
>> 2020
>> meter.Ive noticed the following on the meter remote,you can't view
>> history,or basal settings on the remote.Am I correct about this?Also on
>> the
>> 2020 you were able to use ezcarb without putting in any glucose amount and
>> then if you skipped down to show results it would show you the bolus
>> amount,I don't do that alot but there are occassions when it could be
>> useful,Ive noticed on the ping that you have to put a glucose amount
>> in,you
>> cant leave it blank,then scroll down to show results.It doesn't work the
>> way
>> that the 2020 pump work.Am I also correct about this.One other question
>> that
>> maybe other ping users could tell me,Animas says and the ping book tells
>> you
>> to use alkaline batteries in the remote,but said you can use lithium
>> batteries.Can you use lithium batteries instead?And will the lithium
>> batteries last as long as they do as if they were in the pump.I thought I
>> saw a few postings about when using alkaline batteries in the remote they
>> have a short battery life.Any answers would be helpful.Thanks.
>> Sincerely:
>> Raymond Becker
>>
>
> On the Ping remote.  You can view some pump settings and history by
> choosing System Status -> Pump Status from the Main Menu.  No, you can't do
> or see everything from the remote, but you can from the pump.  The other
> difference between the Ping pump and the 2020 is that the 2020 had the food
> database on it and with the Ping system it's on the remote.
>
> Yes, you can bypass the bg amount on the ezcarb with the Ping remote and
> the pump.  All you have to do is select Bolus -> excarb -> enter the carb
> value, then bypass the "Add BG" choice with the arrow key.  It will give you
> the bolus amount for the carbs only.
>
> I've always used alkaline batteries in my remote.  You need AAA batteries,
> not sure if they come in lithium?  I do use a AA lithium in my pump.  My
> pump battery in the Ping pump lasts me about 5-6 weeks, in my 2020 it lasted
> my 3 months.  My remote battery lasts me a little bit longer.  I buy my AAA
> batteries in bulk so they're not real expensive so I don't care so much
> about those.  I do care about the more expensive lithium batteries in the
> pump since they don't last very long at all.
>
> RoseLea .
.
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