Kind of ironic... I called Animas a few weeks ago due to my "wet cartridge" issue. They said then that if I noticed any cracks or anything, especially around the battery compartment, I should call them back to get a replacement pump.
Well, last night as I was changing the battery I felt a weird cracking sensation as I was tightening the battery cap! Not too tight, either. I looked under my video magnifier, and saw a crack running down the side of the pump. I took the battery out and couldn't see it running entirely through the plastic, but still, yikes!
I called Animas tonight and they said that because the crack invilves the battery compartment I should come off the pump and do shots till I get a new one. I'm now waiting for the Canadian representative to call me to arrange delivery of a new pump, I suppose. Not sure how that is going to work as I work full-time. Maybe they can deliver it to my work?
Anyway, my current pump is pretty beat up so I'm not really that sad about getting a new one. The lady on the phone did say I should be changing to a new battery cap every THREE MONTHS if I am swimming regularly. Why didn't they tell me that when I called last time?!?! She also said I should be changing the screen protector, because I mentioned min is kind of scuffed up. I think my new pump I might keep in the skin I have because this current one has paint chipped off and I've only had it about two years. I'd like to keep the new one new-looking.
Anyway, shots for the next little while will be interesting. Not looking forward to it. I just picked up Lantus Solostar pens a few weeks ago, which I've never used (I've only used the refillable pens). Last time I did Lantus was in summer 2011 for about five days when I was feeling really burnt out with the pump ... I'd originally planned on taking about two weeks off, but it only lasted five days because I couldn't stand bouncing from 2 - 20 mmol/l every day! Come to think of it, maybe I won't bother with Lantus and will just shoot Apidra every few hours. That would be preferable, especially if I end up getting the new pump tomorrow morning or something (I've just had mixed luck with pump replacements in the past, of the two I've had, one took only 3 hours and one took over three days!).