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How do you store your back-up pump?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by NomadIvy, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. NomadIvy

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    Found a nice surprise today. The MM Paradigm 722 which we got from the hospital here is ours. All the while I thought it was being "rented" to us. Turns out we've been paying for it :rolleyes: ...
    So now we have a back-up pump. Since April I've been making sure it had a battery and a cartridge with insulin, etc...

    Can I just keep it in the box without a battery?
     
  2. Amy C.

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    I would take out the battery and the insulin and store in a place you can remember. It takes only a few minutes to set one up. Batteries can corrode over time and the insulin can go bad.
     
  3. ecs1516

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    Yes, I just keep our spare without the battery in it.
     
  4. Beach bum

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    Ours sits in a drawer, no battery in it. I probably should keep it in our emergency grab and go box...
     
  5. NomadIvy

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    Good idea. I have an earthquake waterproof bag - I should keep it in there.
     
  6. Flutterby

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    Our back up is stored without the battery, in a ziploc bag in the diabetes coset.
     
  7. mmgirls

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    UMM, kitchen diabetes drawer.

    Going to put it in a ziplock in the extra D Kit.
     
  8. KHM

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    How does one come to own a backup pump....?
     

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