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Re: [IPk] minimed 508 problems



Thanks Andrew
I remember you had a problem with the buttons but couldn't remember if it
was the same one or not.
I'm hoping to get something sorted before Monday because I fly to the US
first thing Tuesday morning so I need a replacement pump by Monday if that's
the solution.
Don't really want to spend a week in the US - time zones and all - without
being able to bolus or alter my basal rates - or even alter the time by 5
hours!
One of the reasons for getting the pump was to deal with trips abroad and
time zones!
Still, at least I don't have to resort to long-acting insulin again - yet!

Thanks
Di
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Dysch (mobile)" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2002 9:28 AM
Subject: re: [IPk] minimed 508 problems


> Di,
>
> I'm sorry to say that this sounds exactly the same problem we had with
Sam's pump (in Belgium) a few weeks ago.  Several others have had it too.
>
> Provided it doesn't start draining the batteries & you can see the time of
day screen, it should be delivering basal rates OK.  I suggest you leave it
alone over the weekend, bolus manually & phone Hannah at Medtronic first
thing on Monday.
>
> Good luck!
>
> Andrew
>
> >Hi folks
> >Has anyone had this problem before?
> >When I press either the SEL or the top right button, the screen goes
blank
> >and then acts as if the battery has just been put in (flashes a whole
mass
> >of things on the screen, then says Ver 08b and then goes back to normal)
but
> >doesn't let me do anything. So I can't bolus at all. It's been happening
> >randomly since last night - sometimes one of the buttons will work,
> >sometimes they won't.
> >I've just had breakfast and managed to get it to give me half a unit in
half
> >an hour of trying. Still trying to take the other 2 units!
> >
> >Just rung Medtronic and the person I spoke to had never heard of an
insulin
> >pump! But she has passed my details onto someone who is going to ring me
> >back, with any luck!
> >
> >Of course it's the weekend, and I'm off to the US on Tuesday, so I don't
> >want to be pumpless when I go!!!
> >Di
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