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Roche Accu-Chek Users

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


Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.

We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life, which accept insulin pumps and pump supplies (as well as other diabetes-related prescription items).

You can also approach your physician's office or local medical groups to discuss donating them to those in need of assistance in your area.

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Latest Activity: Mar 30

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Comment by Aditya on September 8, 2013 at 11:38am

I've been pondering over this for quite some time!!
Do it matter which battery is use for my Accu-check pump as long as its a double AA battery ?
Cause the battery these want me to use are ridiculously high.

Comment by shari lynn Giarraputo on September 6, 2013 at 4:02am
I will try theses batteries. I like to buy in bulk. I will see if Costco has that type. I use the regular Duracell. I can't get even close to 3 weeks. I had to change it yesterday. I am keeping record now. Way to fast.
Comment by TheoT1D on September 6, 2013 at 3:02am

Roche is suggesting to replace the battery's every 3 weeks and not to wait until the meter alerts you. This is because of the Bluetooth connection. They also suggest to use Duracell Ultra Power.

Comment by Marie B on August 22, 2013 at 11:02am

has anyone here ever used Accu-chek's Patient Assistance program? how helpful was it?

Comment by Abby on August 1, 2013 at 9:18am
I run them until my pump alarms to tell me of battery low but if I'm going anywhere other than walking the dogs I usually have spares on me anyway. Just means I don't have to worry about remembering to change them on the day, chances are I wouldn't! I've only had to change the batteries in my pump once since I got it in October, and I'm still using that change, so maybe 5/6 months?
Comment by YogaO on August 1, 2013 at 8:22am

Replacing the battery cap should be more about insuring the water-tightness of the battery compartment. There is an integral o-ring that wears out over time (from screwing the cap on/off).

Comment by shari lynn Giarraputo on August 1, 2013 at 8:11am
I do get less and less time. They also suggest replacing the battery caps on a regular basis. That seems to help too.
Comment by YogaO 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 :)

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