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[IP] More fun with my Paradigm
Well, I've had my new Paradigm for 3 weeks now, and am already back on shots.
Wow. How's that for turn around?
Within one week, I had a NO POWER alarm with no warning that my battery was
low. It took 3 days to correct more unexplainable highs (yup, I checked
basals and all other pump functions after this error, and found no
identifiable problem, nor did the MM rep that I spoke with).
One week and two days after this, I got a LOW BATTERY alarm. That was
great...at least it told me what was going on, but it was only 9 days after I
changed batteries the first time. (My prior Paradigm was a freak, I
understand, as I only swapped batteries every 4 or so weeks----don't use the
special features, must help).
Then, this past Saturday, I got another NO POWER alarm with no low battery
alarm. I'm kind of thinking there's a problem here.
So, called MM this morning, and told them what was going on. They've offered
me yet another refurb'd Paradigm or a return to a refurbed 508. I'm mulling
the offer (remember, I demanded a new Paradigm upon the failure of my last
one), and also told them it was likely I would be demanding a refund so I
could switch pump companies.
Which brings me to my question----how do you switch pump companies? My
insurance company has stated they will not get involved, but that they (even
if I get their money back) are unlikely to pay for a different pump. I know
people do it, but how? Anyone have any experience they'd care to share?
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