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Re: [IPk] no insulin alarm



Oh, no volume setting on the 506 :-(
Or at least if hter eis I haven't found it yet.
Wish there was.
When I had the no delivery before I didn't get the beeps, just the
wailing. Or maybe I just didn't hear them.
The wailing siren seemed much louder than the beeps but maybe that's
just because it's continuous.
Di


> Diana Maynard wrote
> > 
> > Hi Ray,
> > Thanks for the info.
> > I take it this is a continuous sounding alarm then?
> > Is it activated by the plunger getting to the end of the reservoir?
> > I assume as people have mentioned about still having all the insulin
> > left in the tube to use.
> 
> The MiniMed pumps have no way of detecting an empty reservoir as such.
> The drive screw merely becomes hard to turn, since it's pushing a
> plunger against the end of the reservoir, and an alarm sounds. It has no
> way of knowing if the pressure build up was caused by a blockage in the
> tubing, or an empty cartridge.
> 
> > I'll be esepcially careful not to run out when I have the pump in an
> > awkward place or it could be a bit embarrassing if the alarm goes off!
> 
> On my 507 it starts with a discreet few beeps. Then a few more beeps.
> Then it progresses, and eventually becomes a wailing siren... I have
> twice had my pump proceed to the wailing stage. Once on the London
> Underground, and once walking down a very noisey main road.
> 
> Do bear in mind that the so-called volume setting on the 507 (and
> presumeably the 506) is not in fact volume, but merely length of beep.
> The speaker hardware is only capable of one volume. So if a quiet beep
> can't be heard above the ambient noise level, nor will the loud beep...
> 
> John
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