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Re: [IP] Batteries

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathy Greifzu" <email @ redacted>
To: "Insulin Pumpers" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 6:43 PM
Subject: [IP] Batteries

> I wish I could get 4 - 6 weeks out of my batteries.  They only last 19 to
> days.  I know because every time I change them I write down the date.
> called MiniMed many times about this.  They've had me turn off the remote,
> clean the contacts, etc. but nothing seems to matter.  If I buy them
> MiniMed, they are $3 a piece and it takes 3 batteries in my 508.  So that
> $9 every three weeks.  I have ordered them online at $.99 a piece and they
> last the same amount of time.  I was also able to get MiniMed to put them
> my order for supplies last time and they did get covered even though they
> never used to.  I have often wondered if I am accidentally hitting the
> backlight as I clip and unclip my pump from my pocket.  I know the
> uses up the batteries quicker.  The clip is on the back side of the
> backlight button so I thought maybe when I squeeze the clip, I'm am
> the button.
> Kathy G.
> ----------------------------------------------------------
I get only 2 weeks out of my batteries. My old insurance did pay for them I
don't think
Medicare will, they are real cheap about stuff. sometimes you do squeeze the
button putting he pump on or off of your belt, turning on the light. here
are lots of places where the batteruies can be obtained at a substabtial
discount. spot
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