Thursday, January 29, 2009

Incorrection Part 2

Well, after an hour on the phone with MM (during which I was asked to read them the data three times), they are overnighting me a new pump.

I think I may actually have figured out where it was getting the numbers from (although I can't compare enough data points since the Bolus History only goes back so far). I really think it's just a minor software issue, but since it's a medical device, better to not take any chances, you know. I wasn't worried or anything.

So now I am eagerly awaiting a new pump. I hope it's as nice as the new old one.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


So I love my new pump and all - the buttons are all stiff, it's all shiny and new-looking. Lately, though, I've been noticing a disturbing trend.

The other day I was looking at my daily totals when I came across something odd - it said that day my correction percentage was 12%, 2.7 units. Huh? I'm pretty sure I would remember that! I checked the bolus history and no, I did not correct that much, not even close.

Tonight, I reviewed today's total. I did quite a lot of exercise today so I didn't end up doing any corrections at all. The screen tells me that I had a total correction of 1.2 units, 8% of the daily total. No, no, I didn't.

I checked another day I didn't do any corrections and that one is correct. Out of the 16 days I've had this pump so far, four have incorrectly high correction totals (all at least 100% too high) and the rest are correct. I can't see anything different about those particular days, either.

It's so strange. I mean, how does this even happen? I can't figure out where it would even get those erroneous numbers from. I always use the bolus wizard, almost never change the recommended total, and, well, my old pump of two years never had this problem. It was always...correct. The only difference is that this one has updated firmware (and the only difference I've seen is a tiny one in how it handles selecting bolus type).

I guess I'll call the hotline tomorrow (and try not to sound like a crank), but, um, any ideas? I know I'm probably the only one who uses this information... ;)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Don't dream it's over

Originally uploaded by lilituc.

Today I was setting my pump down when the light hit it just right: so pretty and yet immediately I knew it was Wrong.

Yep, it's a hairline crack. Don't worry; a brand new refurbished pump should get here tomorrow morning.

All I know is it wasn't there two days ago, and I haven't dropped my pump. I have had it just over two years, though, and these things happen.

Goodbye, pump #1!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Old and new

Old and new
Originally uploaded by lilituc.

Anyone remember that forum post about the battery cap symbols that caused so much confusion? I finally got to see them when I got my new battery cap. Here it is with the old one on the left.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


Originally uploaded by lilituc.

I was able to meetup with Scott Johnson when we were in St. Paul. We had a great time chatting.