When would be the worse time for a pump to fail? How about at 5:45 on a Friday afternoon like mine did yesterday, that’s when I received an out of the blue cartridge error alarm on a cartridge that had been in use all day.
After changing the cartridge twice and then powering off my pump in an attempt to clear the alarm I relented and called Tandem Tech support. After going through a few checks it was determined that my pump had truly died in a most unusual way. Unusual because pump error alarms generally do not occur on a cartridge that is in use indicating a pump problem not a bad cartridge, the technician had never heard of it. A replacement pump is scheduled to arrive Monday.
So I went to my neglected backup plan, an expired Novolog pen which got me through the evening. This morning I was able to talk with my Endo through their on call service, he called in prescriptions for Levemir and Novolog pens to get me through.