So yesterday was a fun day. Practically less than a month after receiving my replacement pump for my previous Minimed 522’s “button error”, my new pump (or should I say, my refurbished pump) hits me with an alarm. well…not exactly. First my 2 hour BG reminder alarm goes off…I went to clear it, the screen froze. A glimmer of - oh no not this again- flashed through my mind. Then it cleared a few seconds later, only to go off into yet another alarm:
“A52 pump reset, savings preserved, press esc, act to clear”
O_O what. the. ■■■■. NO. okay, so this time around I was a whole lot less panicky. I set down the pump, unhooked, called minimed’s help line, put the phone on speaker and waited for someone to get to me…only 35 or so minutes this time. (can they please get their damn wait time down?!) Whilst waiting, I reset the time and date on my pump- thankfully that was the only thing that got wiped- that and the current amount of active insulin I had on board. thankfully my BG around this time was around 111 (It is usually never that good, so I was surprised)…but just to be safe I didnt bolus or anything for a few hours after this whole ordeal, because I had no clue how much insulin I still had working in me from my earlier dual wave bolus that I took for dinner. So anyways, after speaking to the Minimed rep- turns out this is a rare error- she even had to look it up!- but because it only alarmed once and passed the self-test that the pump should be working fine.
Now…I am going back to college this weekend, and I have to fly to get there. I am nooooot getting on a 3+hour flight and going to school in the middle of nowhere, where the nearest hospital is 20 minutes away (and not a very good hospital at that), with a malfunctioning pump. I asked her for a replacement. After some hesitation and trying to convince me my pump was fine, on their end, she finally agreed and sent me a new pump.
Got my 2nd replacement pump today, all set up, hooked up and has been working fine today. so far. Im not counting my chickens yet…as 2 for 2 in failed pumps, Minimed has lost a lot of my faith. I really hope this badboy on my hip doesnt decide to spaz out and not work randomly one day. at least not a month after I get it!
ah, the life of a diabetic…never dull!