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[IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V3 #558-Alarms/Insurance


Did you see my postings at the end of last week?  I had been back in 
the UK on holiday and had problems with batteries and warnings.  I 
just kept replacing them until one worked consistently.  I'm not 
entirely convinced by the electrostatics argument either.  My guess 
is that they have a problem with their built-in software that they 
are not admitting to.  I use a Medtronic 515, incidentally, so same 

>had a problem with alarms yesterday. I'm on the minimed 508 pump and  changed
>my batteries last week, only to get another alarm to change my batteries 
>  yesterday (I use the minimed batteries and they usually last 6wks) 
>on replacing
>the batteries the screen would not return to 'normal' and I had to reset the 
>time/date/dosage etc (alarm E-01). Everything seems to be working fine now,
>but  when I rang the helpline to check (never had to ring them before) I was
>  told it was static electricity and to 'earth myself'. Has anyone 
>else had this
>problem  because their explanation sounds a bit odd to me!
>Also, I have read on the boards that people put their pumps on their house 
>insurance. I checked with my hospital whether I need to do this and was told- 
>yes. I know this probably sounds stupid but why do I need to insure NHS 
>  equipment? If I didn't insure it..would I not get a replacement or would
>  pump obtained through insurance..be mine (and not hospitals). I'm 
>getting a bit
>  confused!!
>Thanks for any advice
>T1 33yrs  (pumping nearly 4yrs)

Tim C.
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