My pump – while never being particularly accurate in reporting the battery state – has been increasingly weird recently. It’ll jump from four bars of power, to one bar, to three bars all in the space of day.
I think you must have a special one @alison – While perhaps not as properly wibbly wobbly as @tim‘s my Veo also likes to decide to go down to one bar after about a week of use, then have a bit of a think and return to two bars, then try out one bar again for a while. The one bar setting seems by far the favourite as it’s happy to site there for perhaps a month before springing the ‘Low Battery’ surprise when I’ve forgotten to take batteries with me somewhere remote.
[Archaic punctuation reference alert] For clarity, if I had meant to be insulting I suppose I could have used a ‘sarcastrophe’, the written equivalent of doing those little wiggly-fingers-in-the-air gestures which consists of a caret around the text. That would have been ^great^.
In other news @tim, do people usually say ‘battery cap’ on these kind of threads? Might be worth phoning Medtronic for a replacement?
My comments on this thread were those of yore. But I am most happy that Tim has been cured.
My battery life on the 640 is a bit of a problem, perhaps I could air that here? Not very long. Only long enough if I have my screen set at awake for a paltry 3 seconds. Which have to admit hasn’t caused too many blasphemies but is a bit of a bind.
but not half as irritating as the icon that tells you how much insulin is left in your reservoir. As I don’t need much and have the smaller reservoir, every time I refill it it is already on red. Which gives me no visual alert at all as to how long I have to go.
Battery icon is fine. But the alert often doesn’t alert until only 30 minutes battery life are left. Particularly irritating in the middle of the night!
Yes, quite so. And I do get bubbles in the syringe, even when using warmed insulin.
I had a good idea and tried setting the new set reminder to two days, I thought I could clear the bubbles and then remind myself after one day further to change the set. But the blooming thing won’t do a reminder for one day! 2 days is the lowest it will go!