Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by dqmomof3, May 15, 2011.
Thanks, Ellen. It does seem logical to have another one, just in case.
Yes, we got one just in case. So far so good though, haven't lost it yet.
yep but we bought the extra almost 4 years ago and I cannot remember the price.
it was def. not $500.00 though, we never could have afforded that.
If I were if your situation, I would probably just switch back to your Minimed pump until the new PDM arrived. $500 is pricey!
That is true, Jill! We could just switch back to the old pump for a while if we needed to do so.
We have a back up PDM (old style) that we paid $150 for when we started pumping 2 years ago. We have only used it a few times but it has come in handy when the PDM got wet and wouldn't work or it just stopped working due to an error and I had to wait for them to ship the new one. They are very quick with the replacement but Alexa has not had to have a Lantus shot since she started pumping since we had the back up. I bring it when ever we leave town for more than a night (more than 18 hours) and feel a huge piece of mind knowing I have it - just in case. Well worth the investment!
If something happens to your PDM and you must use your back up... how do you bolus? Do you have to restart a new pod to initiate communication???
Yes, you need to start a new pod.
And it's not a dumb question.
She likes only two places, back of the arms (small end facing up) and lower back (small end facing out). Both seem to work the same.
We do too. The screen doesn't work anymore though. I'd test it from time to time to be sure it still works.
Not a dumb question, but it's dumb that they designed it that way. I am sure there could be some safe reconnect procedure that would not require putting another hole in your child's skin.
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