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For those who use this amazing insulin pump or are interested in know something about it.

 

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Bolus calculator

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Does it come with a clip?

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Comment by Mike Ratrie on August 1, 2013 at 6:21am

When I first received my Combo, the pump battery would last approx. 5 weeks and the meter was barely making 4 weeks. About two months ago, Roche replaced the meter and I have been getting over 6 weeks on the battery for both pump and meter. With the new meter, I have turned of every possible alarm, plus I always dim the display and make sure the meter is turned off as soon as I finish using it.

I use alkaline batteries.

Comment by Dee on August 1, 2013 at 5:14am

When I switched to the Combo I was told to change both sets of batteries once a month because lithium batteries can die without warning. But I thought I would test this and changed both on April 14th. Then I waited, and waited, and waited and by July 20th I thought I'd better change them just in case!!! They both lasted over 3 months and would have gone on longer. Seems a waste to be throwing away good batteries every month, although you could keep them and use them in TV remotes etc I suppose.

Comment by Abby on August 1, 2013 at 1:30am
Which batteries do you use? I was told to use lithiums and mine last several months in my pump. I rarely use the meter but it's still on it's first set. It does tell you in one of the books that comes with it how long different types of battery should last :)
Comment by lisaNC on July 31, 2013 at 7:11pm

My pump battery will last about 5 weeks. My meter will last about another week. Now when my pump gets new juice, I just change my meter also.

Comment by Mike on July 31, 2013 at 6:58pm

Quick question for the group: For the Accuchek combo, how long does the battery typically last for the pump? Also for the meter? Just trying to get an idea on when I can expect to have to change out the batteries.

Thanks!

Mike

Comment by Abby on June 4, 2013 at 8:00am

Thank you! :) I find that my range of clothes is greatly limited with the new clip, and it doesn't hold as well so I have had instances of my pump falling off in inconvenient places! The sprung loaded one was much easier and I never felt restricted with it in anyway.

Comment by Rob Muller, Roche Diabetes Care on June 4, 2013 at 7:44am

Hello Marie and Abby. I just wanted you to know that I passed your feedback on the clip to the product marketing team. Marie, I let them know your thoughts quite a while ago. I'll follow up with them and see about a possible update.
I'll also see if I can find any old ones here (fingers crossed!).
Have a good day.

Comment by Abby on June 4, 2013 at 7:14am

Marie, I had the same problem with mine about 4 months ago as I broke my old Spirit case even though I had already swapped to the Combo so have had to put up with the new Combo case since! I searched everywhere and even got in touch with Accu-Chek and they said they only had the new ones in stock.
I wasn't very impressed with the new one, I had only had the replacement 3 months when it broke, and the original spring loaded clip I had with my Spirit lasted 5 1/2 years!
Sorry that's not much use!

Comment by Marie B on June 4, 2013 at 7:03am

does anyone know where I can get the "old" Spirit case, the one with the clip that actually holds tight? I broke mine yesterday. I was on the Combo, but now I'm back on my old Spirit btw, couldn't afford the $1800 co-pay.

Comment by Mike Ratrie on February 25, 2013 at 6:10pm

Okay, here is a new quirk I have discovered. The meter lets you set a reminder to change the infusion set in 48 or 72 hours. I have mine set for 72 hours (3 days). It turns out the reminder is based on calendar days. IOW, if you changed your infusion set @ 7:00AM on Sunday, the reminder pops up when you turn on the meter anytime AFTER 12:00AM (midnight) on Wednesday, since Sunday to Wednesday is three days.

The first time this happened, I freaked out a little bit thinking I had missed a site change. Now, I know when I do a 3:00AM check and the site change reminder comes up, to just hit 'SNOOZE'...

 

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