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Re: [IP] dead batteries w/o warning



on 5/7/00 6:00 PM, Jen Woodall at email @ redacted wrote:

> I had a scary experience this weekend, while I was out of town at my mom's.  I
> woke up
> Saturday a.m. with a NO POWER message on my MM508.  I had gotten no low
> battery
> warning, and my bg was up to 263.  I had 2 spare sets of batteries with me,
> tried them
> both, to no avail.  My husband went out for fresh batteries, and they worked.
> Apparently all my spares were dead!
> 
> My concern is that I did not get the LOW BATTERY warning.  I know several
> others have
> had this experience and that it was discussed on the list soon after the 508
> was
> released.  I'd like some feedback from those who have had this experience.
> Did it
> ever recur?  Did MM give you any indication as to why the LOW BATTERY warning
> did not
> function?  I called MM on Saturday, before we knew it was actually a battery
> problem,
> and they said they could replace my pump or send me a loaner.  Since this
> seems to be
> an isolated event, my inclination is to see if it happens again.  If so, I
> will
> definitely get them to check out my pump!!  But I would appreciate
> advice/information
> from those who have had this occur.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Jen
> 
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I had the same thing happen to me,except my sugar was in the high 400's.I
called minimed,and they said that I had the wrong batteries.they said,I need
the 357 battery for the pump to work correct.I had some 357's for back
up.they sent me the wrong kind before.
ERIC

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