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Diabetes pump warning

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a safety warning for the Accu-Chek Spirit Combo insulin infusion pumps manufactured by Roche Diagnostics. Interrupting the pump’s power, to change the battery or example, may reset the default date and time. If this change goes unnoticed, and the user confirms the default settings, there will be a shift in the basal rate time block and this may affect insulin delivery. Patients with impaired vision are at particular risk as they may be less likely to notice the change. Affected devices should identified and, if a problem arises, Roche can be contacted for a replacement device on 0800 701000. Further information is available on the MHRA website

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2015.20067606

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