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Does it come with a clip?

Started by Nik. Last reply by Kelly Oct 13. 6 Replies

Bolus calculator

Started by KCsHubby (Dave). Last reply by Mike Ratrie Sep 13. 4 Replies

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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'...

Comment by Craig C on February 5, 2013 at 6:13am

I've had the same problem when I'm around a lot of metal or electric appliances. Fluorescent lights could also be an issue as I know they affect cellular signals too. I've learned not to be standing by the refrigerator and stove when taking a reading. Bluetooth is a wonderful thing but, as with all electronics, it is susceptible to electro-magnetic fields.

Comment by Dee on February 4, 2013 at 2:47pm

Thanks Abby, I wasn;t told this. The pump is usually in my back pock so maybe that is the problem. Seems a bit of a nuisance.

Comment by Dee on February 4, 2013 at 2:44pm

The bluetooth symbol Has stopped flashing and I get a bolus advice, then I try to give the bolus and it says Communication Warning and tells me to Manual Pump.
I thought the whole point was that you could tuck the pump away somewhere discreet and not have to touch it. At the moment I don;t know if I'm going to have to fish it out each time I use it. Could it be a fault?

Comment by Abby on February 4, 2013 at 2:41pm
Yes I order from accu-chek but don't have to pay due to the NHS in England so works well for me. They certainly last a lot longer than the ones provided with the spirit (and the original provided with the combo).
Dee - I've had it a few times but was to to be aware that the Bluetooth won't go through me, so to make sure when programming they are in a directive with each other with only clothes in the way. They said I'd eventually be able to work out what it would/wouldn't pass through, which is true :)
 

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