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Offline Chas C

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #15 on: 22 November 2016, 07:17:44 PM »
I'll try not screwing the black bit 'across' quite so far next time

Pretty sure it kind of clicks, then sits at 90 degrees to the pump top. If you take it past this then the cartridge pops out too.

You can turn it to less than 90 degrees and still get the battery out, as long as the slider is clear of the top, just slide it back and battery pops out :-)
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

Offline sedge

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #16 on: 22 November 2016, 09:19:18 PM »
Well usually Chas I start fiddling with it to do it and if Pete sees me he grabs for it so it makes no difference ... I shall have to not tell him I'm going to do it and do it in the bedroom in secret LOL  I do have severe difficulty actually getting my one hand to slide the thingy back enough for it to pop out and to get the new one 'home' and slide the thing back, simultaneously.  This is with no black top on by the way - so with that there, I'm just not sure.  I wonder if I'm trying too hard - I mean the cross markings aren't easy for a finger to grab onto and my nails are so soft they bend if I try to do anything, eg daren't run my fingers through my hair when washing it or it's still wet, else it cuts the nails, ie vertically down from the edge.  If I catch the edhe on anything, a layer will peel off the top.  Dextrous I'm not, never been able to rub my tum and pat my head, either LOL  More trouble than ever since I've stopped chewing them, they just get in the way more and always need the broken bits removing.  Gah!
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 plumb

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #17 on: 22 November 2016, 10:47:12 PM »
Go for it you will win then it will get second nature. I was slow to master it now I could do it  in my sleep
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Offline sedge

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #18 on: 23 November 2016, 01:10:25 PM »
LOL Plumb - I hate it having to be secretive, it's my house too and it's defo my flippin pump!
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 #19 on: 23 November 2016, 09:19:30 PM »
Hi Sedge

The grey slider I find quite easy to move back on my pump (I have no nails - some critter ate them), so just push it back with my finger.

Once you get a chance to try on your own hopefully you'll find it easier to do than removing everything.

I too found it difficult at first until I realised that there was an easier way to do it :-)
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 #20 on: 23 November 2016, 11:00:59 PM »
That's what I've suspected Chas! so thanks 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

Offline Dollyrocker

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #21 on: 24 November 2016, 09:38:23 PM »
Because the pump is a pile of poo and not fit for purpose


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Offline Chas C

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #22 on: 26 November 2016, 11:13:26 AM »
Because the pump is a pile of poo and not fit for purpose

In my case I don't agree :-) mine is perfectly fine and has helped me get to my lowest HBa1c in 40+ years.
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

Offline Dollyrocker

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #23 on: 26 November 2016, 08:39:14 PM »
Is it your first pump?


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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #24 on: 26 November 2016, 10:30:55 PM »
From what I read on the FB group dedicated to the combo and the insight, some people have good experiences with the insight and no problems, yet others have complete "Monday morning manufactured" ones which constantly malfunction. 

My clinic have given up with it and are now offering the Animas or the Medtronic.
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 #25 on: 27 November 2016, 09:03:20 AM »
Is it your first pump?

No its my second one.

BTW I have no issues with you or anyone else stating their opinions but in reverse I have the right to express mine too. I've heard of quite a few who are unhappy but also many who are happy.

Back to the origins of this forum message, Sedge, I did a full battery change yesterday, my handset was telling me I was at about 80% before the change, I put a new battery in the pump. About 4 or so hours later I was testing pre-meal and the handset told me the new pump battery was 95% which I thought was odd. This morning its reading 100% on my handset as I'd expect it too.
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

Offline plumb

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #26 on: 27 November 2016, 10:51:20 AM »
I am one of the happy ones
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Offline Dollyrocker

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #27 on: 27 November 2016, 09:49:21 PM »
Is it your first pump?

No its my second one.

BTW I have no issues with you or anyone else stating their opinions but in reverse I have the right to express mine too. I've heard of quite a few who are unhappy but also many who are happy.


I never said you didn't have the right to express your opinion, I'm glad someone is happy with their insight, unfortunately, from what I have heard there are more people unhappy than happy and I was just curious as to whether it was your first pump as most of the 'happy' people seem to be new to pump therapy


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Offline sedge

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Re: Roche Insight Users
« Reply #28 on: 28 November 2016, 03:59:52 PM »
Mines not malfunctioned - It would be a lie if I said it had.  But it just seems to say daft things - like the battery thing.  I mean why?  how?  what are you sposed to do if anything when it does?  and how can it go down and then go back up?  It just doesn't make any sense at all - and admittedly I didn't ever do Advanced Electronics - but I've never heard of a non-rechargeable battery whether Lithium or Alkaline - being able to do anything like that!

I mean Chas has to agree it's really weird, but I have to say I'm actually quite relieved it's happened to you as well - cos fair enough I haven't mastered the art of the battery change and I freely admit that - but I've never ever managed to slightly flatten a battery and then top up the charge again by unexplained means - we'd be in trouble in the motorhome if I had  that effect on the 12v, wouldn't we!
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 #29 on: 28 November 2016, 05:20:29 PM »

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unfortunately, from what I have heard there are more people unhappy than happy and I was just curious as to whether it was your first pump as most of the 'happy' people seem to be new to pump therapy

We could go backwards and forward for ever, but I know many more happy people than unhappy ones ;-)
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