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AAA batteries for insulin pumps – updated data

I’ve previously written a fairly detailed analysis of the performance of various AAA batteries in Medtronic insulin pumps being used in a closed-loop setup (the frequent radio traffic shortens the battery life significantly from when the pump is operating in standalone mode). In the 8 weeks since that post I have continued to collect data …

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AAA batteries for insulin pumps – Part 2

Recently I posted an analysis of the behaviour of various AAA batteries in my insulin pump. Second instances of some battery models have been completed, so we get a chance to review the initial conclusions. Here’s the graph with just the duplicated battery types: That’s still quite busy, so next we’ll look at just the …

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Which pump is that?

Here’s a Medtronic 640G sitting on top of the box it came in. But why is the photo on the box of a different pump?¬†Notice the reservoir cap in the upper left of each. The pump on the left has a longer black extrusion sticking out of the pump, whereas the one on the right …

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