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Re: [IP] Medtronic MiniLink Transmitter

Is this different? I just read my manual for my new transmitter and it says
the same thing>
Did they change them or has it always been 14 days?


On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 10:27 PM, <email @ redacted> wrote:

> I received a replacement MiniLink transmitter a week or so ago.  I
> thought I could continue using the same sensor and transmitter without
> doing more than a "New Sensor" input on the Pump every three days, as I
> read in the Owner's Manual  (in the part about Charging the MiniLink) "A
> fully charged MiniLink battery will work more than 14 days without
> recharging."  That, in my brief experience, is really not relevant.
> After about 7 days, I got a "Weak Sensor" reading, then a "Lost Sensor"
> reading.  I finally took the transmitter off and recharged it and
> attached a new sensor as well, as I always seem to jostle the sensor when
> removing the transmitter.  I called Medtronic MiniMed as I thought I had
> received a defective transmitter.
> I was informed that, while the battery on the transmitter will last 14
> days, the transmitter MUST be disconnected from the sensor after 7 days.
> It only takes a minute or two and then the transmitter can be reattached.
>  But, the new transmitter is effectively no different than my last
> transmitter (I had the first one for about 2.5 years), in that it
> requires handling after about 1 week - at which point I cannot see any
> reason not to recharge the transmitter, as long as it is right there.
> Does anyone have any different information about the newer MiniLink
> transmitter?  And, if Nikos is reading this, I wonder if the system he is
> using requires disconnecting the transmitter from the sensor after about
> 1 week.
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