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Re: [IP] alarms and sleepless nights
- Subject: Re: [IP] alarms and sleepless nights
- From: email @ redacted
- Date: Thu, 6 May 1999 02:21:24 EDT
In a message dated 5/5/99 8:15:19 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
email @ redacted writes:
<< email @ redacted
To: email @ redacted
i've been having a ton of problems with my pump since yesterday. bg's
gradually got higher and by the time i came home at midnight or so i was
almost 500 with moderate ketones. i had been getting an a-25 alarm, but the
book said to do a self test, and that came out ok. i changed the site
yesterday afternoon, so that wasn't the problem. i later started getting an
a-35 alarm, which means the pump is detecting resistance. i took shots all
night and checked bg's every 2 hours and drank fluids and checked
ketones...needless to say mom and i got no sleep.
just a word to the mothers out there- i know you all must put up with a lot
and i am in total awe of you...i don't know what i would have done without
mom last night
anyway, by afternoon today the ketones were gone and bg's normal, and i felt
much much better. i talked to the minimed people, and after changing the set
again and doing self tests and whatnot, we decided to send the pump in.
they're going to send me a loaner tomorrow morning.
i'm wondering if this sort of thing happens a lot or if it's a freak thing?
how could i have better prevented this? has anyone ever had to use a loaner
so theirs could get fixed? i'm a little doubtful about using a loaner pump,
but i guess i have no choice. also, what happens if they can't fix it, or
they can't find anything wrong with it?
thanks for listening and any input. >>
I have had to send my pump in about 3 or 4 times but 2 were not the fault of
the pump.they will send a refurbished pump and mailer to return the old one,
they usually have you keep the one they sent.
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