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Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Mrsass, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Mrsass

    Mrsass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, I've finally received my 640g upgrade, been told by diabetes team I can play about with it but not to set it up and put it on myself.. I get that some patients may not be able to do it correctly but I've copied everything over from my old pump, paired new bg monitor, so I don't see why I can't just switch over to it now? They can't get an appointment to get those with a new pump in until late October, my current pump is out of warranty which is why I would rather get it put on, has anyone just put their own on before?

    Abbie
     
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    I have not put a 640g on but when my Animas broke recently, I setup the replacement myself with no problems.
    I confess I checked and double checked my settings then did extra testing on the day of the new pump just in case.
    In your situation, I would feel more comfortable with a pump under warranty.
     
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  3. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    @Mrsass - I have had to set up a new pump myself after one failed admittedly it was the same model, but also given the same circumstances and knowing my ratios then I would do the same again.
     
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    Mrsass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, I'm confident with my pump and was used to swapping and changing settings when I was pregnant so I'm not nervous of putting the new one on I think there is a few extra things on the new one compared to my old one but it's nothing I need to use so don't see why I can't put it on... so I will thanks x
     
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    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps speak with your dsn to explain why you wish to start on the new pump.
    That way at least you have kept your health team in the loop.
     
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    Colin of Kent Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If you're confident in using it, I see no reason to wait. It's your body, after all. Use YouTube videos if you need any explainers on inserting new cannulas. But, like others have said, let them know you're doing it and why, to be courteous.
     
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