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Animas Insulin Pump Users


Animas Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of Animas insulin pumps.

Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.

We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life, which accept insulin pumps and pump supplies (as well as other diabetes-related prescription items).

You can also approach your physician's office or local medical groups to discuss donating them to those in need of assistance in your area.

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Started by AndyRozman. Last reply by Dave on Wednesday. 6 Replies

Animas Vibe - Missed the mark?

Started by Steph. Last reply by adam nash on Monday. 57 Replies

Hurry up and wait

Started by Shadow. Last reply by Laura S. Apr 8. 23 Replies

Animas EZ Upgrade Policy

Started by Jeffythequick. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Apr 7. 18 Replies

Vibe and Apidra not working well together

Started by Meg Clark. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Apr 3. 10 Replies

GNU Gluco Software and Animas

Started by AndyRozman. Last reply by AndyRozman Mar 31. 8 Replies

Rotating clip for ping

Started by Scott G. Last reply by MarkR Mar 29. 57 Replies

Animas Cartridge recall

Started by Orpy. Last reply by Jaybyrd Mar 28. 17 Replies

Vibe Upgrade - Am canceling mine

Started by Susan Van Abs. Last reply by Jeffythequick Mar 17. 43 Replies

frequent air at the end of tubing?

Started by sweetmom. Last reply by Ingřid Glass Mar 11. 12 Replies

Animas no longer delivers to Texas ?!

Started by Michael Watson. Last reply by NicholeW28 Mar 9. 19 Replies

Vibe vs. Ping - any opinions?

Started by Denise. Last reply by E-J Ohler Mar 6. 12 Replies

Clunky Ping Remote

Started by Shadow. Last reply by RunZebraRun Mar 4. 11 Replies

First 4 Days on Vibe...Positive

Started by Michael O. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Feb 24. 15 Replies

New to Animas Pump

Started by Shannon90. Last reply by Shannon90 Feb 19. 8 Replies

Inset Opinions?

Started by Laura S.. Last reply by Shannon90 Feb 19. 24 Replies

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Comment by Meda-Kay on April 2, 2015 at 5:25am

Thanks Glen. I just ordered download cable from Life Scan. Doesn't see like they should charge you for that, but they do. I didn't realize you could download a regular meter.

Comment by Glen on April 1, 2015 at 5:56am

Meda-Kay I don't enter every BSL result into my Vibe but I do upload my pump + my two VerioIQ meters each time so no chance of missing any and all data is combined on the reports. Depending on you meter(s) you dould do it that way. More and more meters are supported by Diasend as time goes on.

Comment by Meda-Kay on April 1, 2015 at 4:54am

I was on an Animas Ping for 5 years and loved it. I also use a dexcom. So, when they integrated the two, I thought that would be great. I upgrade and got set-up on my Vibe yesterday. I have what may seem to be a silly or stupid question, but I'm going to ask it. You know how when the meter talked to the Ping, it recorded all of you BS test results and you could print that report out? How do I make sure that all my blood sugar results are in the new pump so it will print when I download the pump information. I know it will have the CGM information, but I'm looking for how to enter the finger sticks since there is no meter to talk to the pump. Thanks.

Comment by Ingřid Glass on March 31, 2015 at 4:37pm

Accu-Chek/Roche make short tubing (20cm = ~8 inch) in UK at least, but it only fits their own sets. However, you can use the whole sets with Animas pumps as they are both luer lock - this is what I do as I prefer the Accu-Chek sets. And you can order cannulas and tubing separately so that if you don't change tubing every time you change your cannula, you don't end up wasting unused tubing. I change my cannulas every 3-4 days, and cartridge every 7ish days (and am naughty..I give them one refill too so each cartridge lasts about 2 weeks - I'm not recommending this to anyone else, just my obsession with reducing plastic waste and cost to NHS :P ) One of the reasons I didn't like Animas sets was the more limited choice of tubing length. I agree about the eternal scrolling on the Vibe! Highly irritating!

Comment by Laura S. on March 31, 2015 at 3:08pm

I dont think any company makes tubing less than 23 inch tubing and yes, even the Ping alarms are hard to work with if you are a heavy sleeper. As for the menu screen and scrolling around, Animas is Animas. They never apparently changed the design. I still love my Ping (though it is going to cost me $1400 for a new one).

Comment by extreme_ride22 on March 31, 2015 at 6:27am
I've been on the Animas Vibe now for just over 1 week and I'm loving it. There are some things that I have pointed out to my rep which could be improved on. First and foremost the alerts and volume need to be enhanced aka improved on. What I would love is an alert for highs and lows that is different, for example a high could have a high pitch tone to it while a low could be a low pitch. Currently what I've been told is to set the high on vibrate only and the low on alert + vibrate. The other issue is the volume of the these alerts, even if I've set them on high they are not loud enough for me, yes I'm a heavy sleeper. Last thing is I find that the tubing for the infusion sets are way to long 23" to me is a waste and would prefer something shorter like 12 to 16" at the most. If not I'm going to come up with some sort of invention which would resolve this slight problem. One last item of concern and it involves scrolling through the screen, they should allow scrolling up which would bring you to the previous screen. So as it is if you hit the OK button twice you end up on the main menu, which presents you with a total of 9 headings. That said if you want to get back to the home menu you have to scroll down to the last 9th heading, yes you can hold the down button and will eventually end up on the HOME button, now if you could only hit the UP button once it would be great if the one hit would bring you to the HOME button. So that's all I have to say after just one week hopefully that will be it, do love everything else about this little baby. Cheers.........
Comment by Earl on March 31, 2015 at 4:54am
I have been told that the t:slim does not have that issue but there is no CGM integration yet. I know it is coming but not sure when. I am 50/50 between the two.
Comment by Siri on March 28, 2015 at 11:55pm

Reply to Earl: I´ve never used the Ping only the Vibe and the screen is almost impossibe to see in daylight. It even says in the instruction leaflet that you should seek a place with shadow when you want to look at the screen.

Comment by tom b on March 28, 2015 at 5:01pm

Reply to Earl: My Animas Ping had four years of experience. After about 3.5 years I noticed increased difficulty viewing the screen in bright light, particularly out of doors in Arizona. I wrote an email to Animas to complain. Since I'm on Medicare I'm not due to get a new pump until 5 years, but because of the screen problem Animas replaced the Ping about one month ago, and the difference was very noticeable. After I complained, Animas called me, and after my brief description of the problem it seemed like they recognized the symptoms and promptly told me they would send the replacement.

Comment by Earl on March 28, 2015 at 4:39pm
I have always had a difficult time seeing the screen on my Animas Ping when outdoors. It had gradually become more annoying to me. I use a Dexcom and am excited about the Vibe but am now wondering if I will have a difficult time reading the CGM outdoors as well. Has anyone experienced this with their Animas pump?

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