Hey there again. I've got some things to share, namely a DexCom in pieces, pictures of a sketchy Ping, and a story of Animas customer service. Still playing hockey once a week and rocking goalie.
I'm getting my 6-month-old Ping replaced... New one is coming in the mail tomorrow. This is why:
in addition, I just pushed a button and the screen's not coming on....
It's been freaking out off and on for the
past couple of months in terms of the screen; flickering, not coming on,
and generally being sketchy. I do drop it a lot, but not any more than
my Medtronic I had previously, and that made it through four years no
sweat. The lady at Animas took a long time to figure out my problem, I
don't know if it was my ineptness at describing the problem or if she
just wanted to make sure I was being serious that a six month old pump
was being sketchy. I was on hold for like ten minutes but spent like
twenty just going over the one thing that was wrong with it. Anyway it's
okay, even though she told me not to use this one until I get the new
one (I have a couple old Animas pumps kicking around) I still am. I'm
too lazy to reprogram an entire pump for 18 hours of use, when this
one's still working minus the screen.
I finally called
today because it did it for two hours (no screen) and I realized that it
might happen sometime when I didn't have the meter-remote in easy
reach, and then I'd be screwed. (Basically, the Dex went off, I needed
to bolus, couldn't on pump, went and tested then corrected with the
meter which is super nice.)
I guess the moral of the story is if you break a pump, break it all the way? Off to download my data one last time on this pump...