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 Scott G. Last reply by artwoman yesterday. 53 Replies

Ping vs. Vibe

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Discount on New Pump

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Animas Support

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Inset 30 or Regular Inset

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Diasend print out editting

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Insurance Deductible Question

Started by Meda-Kay. Last reply by artwoman May 29. 1 Reply

Overnight Highs

Started by Melissa M.. Last reply by artwoman May 23. 14 Replies


Started by Dee Meloche. Last reply by E-J Ohler May 13. 1 Reply

Test strips allowed by insurance?

Started by KrabbyKelly. Last reply by Dee Meloche May 12. 8 Replies

Pump out of warranty

Started by HFXNS. Last reply by Zoe May 12. 18 Replies


Started by Jen. Last reply by Glen May 12. 30 Replies


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Comment by Zoe yesterday

Another way to go is to contact Animas and see if they will walk through it for you. when I got my pump they did it all for me: insurance negotiations, even went to the doctor's office to give him the form to sign! They want their $5,000 after all! But that was before I started Medicare. Dave is right, they will want a c-peptide and you can be making some of your own insulin, but I'm not sure where the cutoff is. Generally, recently diagnosed Type 2's have high c-peptides.

Comment by Dave yesterday


Medicare Part B covers the Animas Ping. Medicare makes you get a C-Peptide lab test which indicates whether your body makes insulin. I've had diabetes for over 40 years and never had that test done previously. As of July, 2011, Medicare did not cover the Omnipod pump.

You really need to contact Humana, since their Gold Choice plan is considered a Medicare Advantage Plan, and may or may not cover what Medicare Part B covers.

Good luck

Comment by jesikabeth yesterday

Hi Everyone! I am in the process of trying to get a pump. I will be dropping off my paperwork with my diabetes center so their rep can get insurance coverage. I am currently looking at the Ping (first option) and Omnipod (second option) and was wondering are they covered under Medicare? I have Medicare as well as a Humana Gold Choice.

Comment by amelia's dad on June 30, 2014 at 5:27am

i always have a lot of problems connecting the diasend dongel to the one touch! trying to get it going now, does anyone else have these issues?

Comment by Grant A on May 22, 2014 at 10:45am

You also have to remember that some endo's and other doctors get kick backs from other suppliers for recomending their pump and animas might not be one of those with that office. So it isn't always a medical reason they don't offer or try to stier you away from certian meds or pumps etc. it is a business and not just a medical provider.

Comment by DianaS on May 22, 2014 at 10:29am
Oops,forgot to finish. If your endo's office isn't as familiar with your pump you'll have to be proficient at programming it yourself. Hopefully most people are but it's easy to forget how. Pumps they use most often they can assist with programming others they don't know how so much.
Comment by DianaS on May 22, 2014 at 10:26am
I would ask them what are the medical reasons that the Ping is not appropriate for you? What pump do they recommend for you? Perhaps there's a good reason for them steering you away from Animas and perhaps not.

I would argue with any endo that does not provide good clinical medical reasons why specifically one particular brand of pump is not good for you. Not supported, refusal to prescribe, convenience for them because of software is not medical justification in my opinion. You're the one who has to live with disease and manage it. 200 unit reservoir vs 300 unit reservoir, insulin to carb ratio increments are valid reasons in my opinion,.

You can download reports at home, make sure you are willing to learn all aspects of programming your pump yourself and realize that your Dr's office may not be able to provide
Comment by Zoe on May 22, 2014 at 9:24am

I didn't think about uploading data, because I don't have (or want) a doctor to do that. But doing it yourself is surely workable and people on here can help you with the software. You should be able to get the pump you want. You live in a city where I'm sure training is available from Animas.

Comment by A. Kelsey Metcalf on May 22, 2014 at 8:32am

If your doctor says that he or she does not support the pump, it likely means that the office is not trained on how to use that particular pump and also CANNOT DOWNLOAD THE DATA. That in and of itself is vital information. You will not have trouble ordering supplies, but please consider that your endo will not be able to download your data for you. I would ask if you can do the download yourself and bring it to your endo or cde to analyze together. As far as training, I would expect to go it alone if you don't have a rep in your area. Start with a call to animas to determine if this is indeed true. Your endo may just be ... lazy...

Comment by Zoe on May 22, 2014 at 8:28am

I actually did everything through Animas since I don't see an endo. They went to my doctor's office and gave him the contract/script to sign with beginning basal rates listed. Animas also contacts your insurance and pretty much walks you through getting a pump.


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