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Re: [IPk] Pump Expiry Notice

Thanks for that Di.  I will check the warranty then when I get a new  


On 6 May 2008, at 17:01, Diana Maynard wrote:
> 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.
> Di
> 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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