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

Hi Kirsty

What did you do to earth yourself?

About NHS and insurance - am as much in dark as you are!



>From: email @ redacted
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: [IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V3 #558-Alarms/Insurance
>Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 06:50:39 EDT
>had a problem with alarms yesterday. I'm on the minimed 508 pump and  
>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 
>the batteries the screen would not return to 'normal' and I had to reset 
>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 
>  told it was static electricity and to 'earth myself'. Has anyone else had 
>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 
>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)

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