It gets dropped, bounced, bonked, yanked, bumped, and knocked around quite a bit. What would you expect for something that lives 24/7 on super uncoordinated me?
Thank goodness for warrantees, since I seem to go through a pump every year or two. In fourteen years of pumping, I've only had a few pumps all out die on me. Mostly they develop small cracks, at which point Medtronic has told me to call and get them replaced.
Last week I noticed two small cracks on my pump, up near the battery cap. And since the pump can't function without proper battery connection, I didn't want to mess around. It was still working fine, and I wanted to keep it that way.
|Cracks right where the battery cap meets the pump.|
I called on Sunday evening, so the replacement pump arrived Tuesday morning.
|New pump! Shiny!|
Time to put all my settings in the new pump. Then we're up and running!
|Matching pumps! Minus the scratches and cracks.|
And then the old pump goes back to Medtronic. This one made it through a year and a half of loyal service. I get a bit sentimental when it comes to my diabetes technology.