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Re-2: [IPk] Minimed 508



Dear All,
I have the same problem. I received a new Pump as my old Pump
could not be fixed. (I have a loan Pump at the moment from 
Minimed) I tried to use the new Pump and the Luer neck lever
does not hold in the Reservoir.
It makes it all wobbly!
I have now sent it back to Medtronic. They told me that they
have had the same problem with about three others and sent them
all back to the States.
I am still waiting for the replacement.
Regards, 
Peter Handley.

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Subject: Re: [IPk] Minimed 508 (15-Sep-2002 10:45)
From:    email @ redacted
To:      email @ redacted

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> Hi Caroline,
> 
> Like most people here, I really cannot see how to get a syringe to rotate 
> in a 508, because the square end is fairly snug in the square hole which is 
> formed when the door is shut.
> 
> Yes, it does move a little, but not 'rotate'.
> 
> I'm not sure what happened when you returned the first two pumps: do 
> Medtronic say that they were faulty, or can they find no fault?  From what 
> you've said, your nurse has no experience of the 508, so you may not have 
> been properly trained.  
> 
> Why not try the pump for boluses only for a few days or weeks, starting 
> only with those boluses where you don't mind checking every half-hour for 
> the next four hours.  Use the 507 for basal and correction boluses, and any 
> food bolus where you don't want to do the testing.  
> 
> If you still have problems ... have a 508 on loan at the moment, when mine 
> is back, why don't I send my loan on to you? (If Medtronic are happy with 
> this).  It's a boring charcoal one ....
> 
> Best wishes,
> 
> Pat
> (dm 30+, 508 1+)
> email @ redacted wrote:
> > I am at my wits end.
> > 
> > Today, I received my third MM508 from Medtronic, and as far as I can see, 
> > it
> > has the same fault as the previous two. I am two scared to even try it,
> > since after trying the last one earlier this week I ended up in hospital
> > with (fortunately mild) DKA. Both my DSN and consultant felt the pump was
> > the major contributing factor.
> > 
> > The fault is one that I mentiond on this list a while ago. The reservoirs
> > are not being held securely in place so they easily rotate. This causes 
> > them
> > to disengage from the driver arms, which interrupts insulin delivery. The
> > DKA resulted from me going to bed wearing the new pump. Since my sugar was
> > 6.1 and I was going to be getting up in just over 6 hours I foolishly
> > decided not to do a 3am test. By 6.15am I had a sugar of 27 and it all went
> > downhill from there. (Moral of this story - 6 hours is plenty enough time 
> > to
> > develop ketosis) When I ran a prime from the pump at this point, no insulin
> > was delivered for over 2 units.
> > 
> > I can't see that I have many options left now. I can't keep the 507 that my
> > clinic have loaned me ( in which the reservoirs do not move AT ALL) forever.
> > 
> > All I can see to do is return the 507 to my clinic and go back to MDI. My
> > DSN has stated that she is not happy for me to be wearing these pumps, and
> > she thinks this is definitely a big problem - not just in my imagination.
> > 
> > Does anyone else with a 508 have this problem - especially anyone who has
> > received a new 508 within the last couple of months. I can't be the only
> > person to experience this problem.
> > 
> > Caroline
> > IDDM 18+yrs MM507 4 months
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