It's been awhile since I shared a blog here on Tudiabetes. 2012 was a difficult year - with death of my FIL in the summer - and the after effects that follow after a loved ones death. I miss him so much. On top of that - a dear friend of mine, step dad to Jenna (who are sailboat is named after) - fought the battle with colon cancer - so traveling back/forth to Rochester, NY to help out during his time in hospice meant not much time to come to Tudiabetes. Hopefully that will change for this year, if I don't put my finger in more diabetic pots :)
The blog link below (with small snippet) - is about my issues with the Animas Corporation and the 2020 model that has recently had some interesting releases on it (e.g. the pump will not function past Dec 15,2015). I've been trying to help other 2020 users who are like myself, out of warranty on a pump they hoped would last as long as other pumps do (Medtronic seems to have the best record for the one that "keeps on ticking"). Many of those insulin pumpers are on limited income and/or no insurance coverage - and for them - they can't easily slide back to MDI (multiple dosage injections) like I can.
So, while I wait out Animas Corporations decision on whether I receive a replacement pump that works past that doomed s/w date - I am adjusting to life without a pump due to not wanting to be put into panic mode on my 3 week holiday since I have no warranty as of April 2012.
I love being an experimental guinea pig.
Here's the link for my blog ... http://www.diabetes1.org/blogs/Annas_Blog/Officially_off_my_insulin_pump_as_I_bring_in_2013_with_a_BANG