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What to do about an old pod that keeps beeping

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Catiesmom, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. Catiesmom

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    We did a pod change today because it was time, I pushed change pod and it said old pod not detected, want to activate new pod? so I hit yes and went through the rest of the change.

    Here it is two hours after the time the old pod would have expired and it keeps beeping because it was never deactivated properly. The new pod is working and delivering insulin fine. Will the old pod die sometime? 8 hours after expiration? I guess I have 6 hours to go.
     
  2. D A Morisse

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    therapeutic hammer therapy ie. take a hammer to it. smash it to bits lol
     
  3. Megnyc

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    Just stick it in the back of your freezer :cwds:. It will die at some point.
     
  4. mmgirls

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    HAMMER time!!!

    have fun!
     
  5. mmgirls

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    The real answer to an alarming pod:(although this was for the new smaller pod, but expect the same set-up)


    "You can silence the alarm. If you go to the flat end of the pod and peel the adhesive back a tiny bit you will see a gold dot equidistant from both sides. If you are holding the front of the pod facing you, to the right of the gold dot there is a hole that is covered by plastic. It is hard to see but it is there. There is a little indentation the perfect size to put a paperclip through. Take a paperclip and using the end of it push it through the hole, you will need to break the plastic covering to the hole, push the paperclip down until the alarm stops."
     
  6. swellman

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    Yup ... best advice ever.
     
  7. Lizzy731

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    The freezer trick works although I now have 3 in there because when they warm up they start beeping again.
     
  8. 3kidlets

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    Seriously, I throw them out the window until garbage day m
     
  9. azdrews

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    I just pry them apart with a butter knife and take the batteries out....
     
  10. Darryl

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    That's right, they pry open easily with a butter knife. Remove a battery, then snap it back together to protect the needle.
     
  11. Jaredsmom

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    We usually pried them apart to remove batteries but if Jared felt like it he took them outside and smashed them with a hammer.
     
  12. swellman

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    By the way, the batteries are worth something.
     
  13. mmgirls

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    They work for those "nano' bugs, and books that have picture buttons to press for pre-schoolers.
     
  14. Mish

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    seriously, let your child hammer it. Or burn it, or run it over with the car.

    It's amazing how therapeutic it is.
     
  15. 3kidlets

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    My kids have used a few for pitching practice. Those things go flying with an aluminum bat.
     
  16. hawkeyegirl

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    That is a very amusing visual! :D
     
  17. Lizzy731

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    Thanks for the tip but how the heck do you pry them open??
     
  18. swellman

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    Screwdriver, anything ... they open easily.
     
  19. Lizzy731

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    Gotta try it...thanks
     

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