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Offline sedge

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Roche Insight Users
« on: 20 November 2016, 08:40:08 PM »
Question - when you change the battery, why does the battery strength always drop down before gradually regaining 100% ?  Or, doesn't it happen for you?

Half an hour ago changed it, and it told me 55% - now telling me 90% and I fully expect a bit later it will be 100%.

This is one of the latest batteries I have, delivered in July, cos I write the date on the boxes to make sure I am not using ancient ones, since I always had this problem with the previous Insight I used for 12 months.
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #1 on: 20 November 2016, 10:45:42 PM »
Ooh er, no idea Sedge cos I am still using the ancient and very reliable Combo pump!
Patti


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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #2 on: 20 November 2016, 11:53:08 PM »
That's why the thread's titled as it is LOL

Back up to 100% by now ......
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #3 on: 21 November 2016, 09:39:38 AM »
Point taken.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Offline Chas C

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #4 on: 21 November 2016, 12:41:20 PM »
Hi Sedge

To be honest I've never looked into the detailed charge % details, just changed it and looked at the icon which shows it as full after the time of change.
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Hba1c: Jan 12 8.4, Apr 12 7.6, Jul 12 7.8, Oct 12 7.8, Dec 12 7.5, Sep 13 7.0, Feb 15 7.0, June 16 6.1

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #5 on: 21 November 2016, 01:22:38 PM »
I will change mine later and let you know
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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #6 on: 21 November 2016, 02:43:27 PM »
Chas - no that's the handset battery - not the pump one! 

Plumb - Ta !
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #7 on: 21 November 2016, 02:58:28 PM »
I have just changed mine straight up to 100%. but have you changed the battery cover recently? Just done mine at the same time. Roche are very mean with them so I order one every time with supply's
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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #8 on: 21 November 2016, 03:33:21 PM »
Plumb or Chas  - incidentally I've never managed to change a battery without the cartridge falling out along with the black 'top' so when I put it back together again, it always plods through the detect piston position and then  piston rewind business (well it starts doing that when I get the battery in firmly) which means I can't just stick a new batt in without disconnecting.  I've surely got to be doing it wrong?

No - this is only the second battery the pump's had in from new out of the box!  Only had this one   a few weeks.  The cover is sposed to last 6 months isn't it?
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

Offline Chas C

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #9 on: 21 November 2016, 05:04:31 PM »
Chas - no that's the handset battery - not the pump one! 

Plumb - Ta !

No I definitely read your post and was talking about replacing the pump battery, on the pump screen you have a battery icon in the middle to the right of the lock icon.

As it happens I have never changed the handset battery.

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CGM since Nov 12, using Dexcom G4 (self funded)
Hba1c: Jan 12 8.4, Apr 12 7.6, Jul 12 7.8, Oct 12 7.8, Dec 12 7.5, Sep 13 7.0, Feb 15 7.0, June 16 6.1

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #10 on: 21 November 2016, 05:09:12 PM »
Plumb or Chas  - incidentally I've never managed to change a battery without the cartridge falling out along with the black 'top' so when I put it back together again, it always plods through the detect piston position and then  piston rewind business (well it starts doing that when I get the battery in firmly) which means I can't just stick a new batt in without disconnecting.  I've surely got to be doing it wrong?

No - this is only the second battery the pump's had in from new out of the box!  Only had this one   a few weeks.  The cover is sposed to last 6 months isn't it?

I have never had this happen to me, but it is fiddly, you need to turn the top away until the battery and the slide lock are exposed - but not so far as you unlock the cartridge.

Then lift up the clear hinged unscrewing mechanism that sits on top of the battery, then slide back the lock and it should just pop out.

I just tried it and works fine for me - also battery power is shown as an icon on mine for sure (a rectangle highlighted in white showing the battery charge, all white is 100%).

Type 1 since 1970.
Pumping since Jan 12, using Accu-Check Insight with Novorapid since Jan 16.
CGM since Nov 12, using Dexcom G4 (self funded)
Hba1c: Jan 12 8.4, Apr 12 7.6, Jul 12 7.8, Oct 12 7.8, Dec 12 7.5, Sep 13 7.0, Feb 15 7.0, June 16 6.1

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #11 on: 21 November 2016, 06:41:24 PM »
Funny how being on a different pumpth is sounds like another language. Can't follow what you are all talking about at all lol Guess it doesn't matter but amusing none the less.
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HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #12 on: 21 November 2016, 09:46:21 PM »
Chas - LOL !  I had simply never ever noticed the battery icon on the pump screen - I've always 'gone down a screen' to see what it is! - where it tells you the actual %age.  I expect if I could be bothered to plod through Roche's version of War & Peace I could find out whether the icons on both the pump and handset, plus the written %age screen all refer to the AAA batt or if any of them make reference to the internal battery - but in truth as long as the thing has a working battery (and of course the alarms work as long as there's a spark in the AAA although it won't do anything else, so probably a long long time before that one dies - so would you ever need to know, wouldn't you simply assume it was fine as long as there was a decent AAA battery in it?

I'll try not screwing the black bit 'across' quite so far next time - I've always thought there must damn well be a way that no-one had bothered showing me and hadn't been obvious to me, but as I've said before (not sure if it was to the forum at large, though) I didn't really have a very good 'handover' onto it in the first place - and that's involved more faffing about recently for everyone involved (Roche, the hospital and muggins AKA pig in the middle LOL) - however that's hopefully all water under the bridge now.

And - the handset battery - not understanding initially that it positively relies on being charged 'little and often' because of what we're used to with phones, cameras etc - I simply wasn't charging them often enough, so they were dying on me.  Add to this that the charger we always used on 12v perfectly successfully simply didn't have enough oomph - though according to its markings it did - to do the job.  Changed to a different adaptor - which we tested over a weekend away in the Moho when we were on EHU anyway so we had the choice, and it's been perfectly fine on 'just' 12v (with the 2 x solar panels on the roof doing their job with the 2 x 12v habitation area batteries keeping them both fully charged) ever since. I very very rarely need to test during the night and living in a bungalow or away in the van, the thing is only ever a few steps away in any case when it's on charge.

I'll see what happens next time a change a cartridge with the battery level and if it's still down then up, I'll ask Roche.  Probably need to order supplies before Xmas though not quite ready yet, so they can both wait for the first week in Dec for that.
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #13 on: 21 November 2016, 09:57:32 PM »
I think Roche recommend changing the pump battery every 4 weeks as when the pump battery gets to 90% the battery drops very fast and will catch you out it did to me only a hour or so
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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #14 on: 22 November 2016, 07:14:30 PM »
I think Roche recommend changing the pump battery every 4 weeks as when the pump battery gets to 90% the battery drops very fast and will catch you out it did to me only a hour or so

I try to remember to change mine every month, whether it asks or not.
Type 1 since 1970.
Pumping since Jan 12, using Accu-Check Insight with Novorapid since Jan 16.
CGM since Nov 12, using Dexcom G4 (self funded)
Hba1c: Jan 12 8.4, Apr 12 7.6, Jul 12 7.8, Oct 12 7.8, Dec 12 7.5, Sep 13 7.0, Feb 15 7.0, June 16 6.1