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Re: [IP] Hearing Beeps

>From: "Bonnie Richardson" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: "'email @ redacted'" <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IP] Hearing Beeps
>Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 08:31:54 -0800
>Brian Wrote: From: Brian Carter <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IP] beeps
>  >Since we have not used the pump yet for longer than 30 minutes I am
> >about this--does it beep when it is giving a basal?
>Nope no beeps or anything. you may hear a faint little buzz  when the motor
>kicks in. snip <
>   Lordy, Brian, what good ears you have to hear the motor buzz.  My MM,
>usually attached at waist, with sweater or shirt hanging over it (not to
>hide the pump, but to hide my disappearing waistline and ever widening
>hips), is so quiet I never hear anything.  Only when it is in my hand or on
>the counter do I hear clicks...course the past years of loud rock and roll
>have put a dent in my hearing ability. The very few times a "no delivery"
>alarm has gone off (maybe 3 times in 4 years) I didn't even hear it.  My
>dog did and woke me up.  When in suspend mode, I have to keep it close to
>my face or outside my clothing for the beeps to remind me it is on.  No one
>ever seems to hear it clicking at a restaurant.  My current 507 volume is
>up as loud as it can go and still isn't loud enough to hear when I am
>sleeping.   Minimed take note......Actually, I hope future models have
>greater adjustable volume or, better yet, vibrations for those of us whose
>hearing isn't what it used to be!

Great news!  The MiniMed 508 does have a vibrate mode. It has to be very 
close to the body to feel it, but is handy.
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