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Re: [IPk] failure? What failure?



Hi Melissa,

I'd love to frown at you for being so disorganised, but recently I ran out
of sets and found myself using the same set for 5 days instead of the usual
3, waiting for a supply to arrive. I discovered the company hadn't
dispatched them to the pharmacy in any hurry despite being asked to do so,
because the pharmacist hadn't paid their last bill yet! Anyway it was my own
fault, but it's amazing how easy it is to run out of something!

I usually end up paying fines at the library too. Is there a connection?

Tony O'Sullivan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa Ford" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 2:52 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] failure? What failure?


> Hi Tony,
>
> As for pump failure, I have had 2 weird incidents (not consecutive,
weirdly
> enough!) in which my MiniMed 507C has not warned me when the battery level
> was low, so that the pump did essentially switch off without warning.
> Granted, they could be called 'battery issues', but the pump, not the
> batteries, did not work properly.
>
> The first time my warning did not go off, I was 'sure' I had some extra
> batteries stored away and I didn't. I had a weird night of taking tiny
> injections of Humalog to keep things under control until the shops opened
> the next day. The second time the warning did not kick in, I had extra
> batteries with me and got the situation sorted immediately. Moral of the
> cautionary tale: keep several spare batteries in an easily accessible
place!
>
> I would send the pump in for service, but I don't want to be without it. I
> had a MiniMed 506 for about 3 years before I got my current pump and the
> warnings always worked; in almost 6 years of pumping, I really can't moan
> too much about 2 weird incidents. (I have talked to MiniMed service reps
and
> they've said it's a weird thing my pump's been doing, but as batteries fix
> it I figure I might as well just have extra batteries on hand at all times
> like a responsible pumper....)
>
> Melissa
> IDDM 8 years; MiniMed pumper 5+ years
>
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