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Re: [IPk] Pump Expiry Notice

No there's no warning (at least on paradigm pumps) as they don't have a 
set life expectancy. Just like any other electronic gadget, it fails 
when it fails, which could be 6 months or 16 years.... Reportedly some 
Minimed pumps have lasted for over 10 years. So it's up to you to ask 
your consultant to authorise a new pump when your old one becomes out of 
warranty (which I think is 4 years for Minimed pumps). Nothing will 
happen automatically.

Clare Price wrote:
> Hi all,
> Can anyone tell me if insulin pumps give you any warning signals when 
> their life expectancy is running out?  I understand they last about 4 
> years, but I wondered if the pump actually gives you any advance warning 
> of needing to change it?  Or is it up to the individual to know how old 
> their pump is and order a new one at the appropriate time?
> Any info would be helpful.
> Clare
> (Type 1 for 38 years, 8 months pumping, Paradigm 522 on loan, awaiting 
> new Paradigm 722)
> .
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