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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Detached Tubing and Warranty Follow-up

Started by Zoe. Last reply by FatCatAnna on Wednesday. 9 Replies

Ping pump crack discovered

Started by Terry. Last reply by Terry Dec 10. 22 Replies

Ping vs. Vibe

Started by Jessica_Strickland. Last reply by StefB Dec 9. 24 Replies


Started by Earl. Last reply by Earl Dec 7. 16 Replies

Pumps and Medicare

Started by Zoe. Last reply by Zoe Nov 26. 3 Replies

New Pump, not Vibe

Started by Laddie. Last reply by Laura S. Nov 25. 27 Replies


Started by Earl. Last reply by Earl Nov 13. 2 Replies

Delfu pump

Started by dina. Last reply by Zoe Nov 9. 1 Reply

Vibe and Software

Started by AndyRozman. Last reply by Laddie Nov 4. 6 Replies

New Pumper, LOVE my ping

Started by jesikabeth. Last reply by Rich the Fisherman Oct 30. 6 Replies

New ping ordered

Started by Meda-Kay. Last reply by Zoe Oct 24. 24 Replies

Question about Animas Billing

Started by carrier. Last reply by Annabella Oct 4. 8 Replies

Pumping Saline

Started by carrier. Last reply by Zoe Sep 30. 2 Replies

Starting with Saline

Started by carrier. Last reply by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna Sep 28. 6 Replies

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Comment by Laura S. on November 18, 2014 at 11:58am

Make sure all your connections are tight, and you should be fine. I am in the process of starting my Ping up again because my Medtronic kept having these kinds of issues (plus delayed no delivery alarms resulting in a couple of very high highs.)I have more confidence in the design of the Animas compared to the Revel, as far as the connections go. Hope you're doing well now!

Comment by Frustrated on November 17, 2014 at 5:59pm

Hello all! I just switched from the Medtronic Paradigm pump to the Animas One Touch ping pump. So far I like it very much - except today, I took the cartridge out, and put it back in - a couple of hours later I noticed that the luer cap had come disconnected from the insulin cartridge, and I wasn't getting insulin for a couple of hours - include the bolus I gave myself at dinner time. No wonder my blood sugar was high! Has anyone else had this experience before? Does it mean that I didn't tighten the luer cap tight enough when I changed the cartridge, or is it because i removed, and reinserted the cartridge? I am trying to be pro-active in asking for advice, so that this never has to happen again :) Any advice would be appreciated!

Comment by Laura S. on November 9, 2014 at 11:39pm

Hi Zoe, thanks for the info! I think my BGs were better on my Ping, and so I may need to conduct a bit of an experiment to prove it! It's out of warranty, no problems except the two scuff marks on the screen. I wasn't quite sure if it had film on it now or not, but I guess so?!

Comment by Zoe on November 9, 2014 at 11:31pm

Yes, there is a film covering that you can peel off and then replace with a new one ordered from the Animas site.

Comment by Laura S. on November 9, 2014 at 10:06pm

RE: The film on the screen...
I may want to go back to my pink Ping for awhile and it has two scuff marks down the left side of the screen. Is there supposed to be a film covering there that I can take off and replace with their kit?

Comment by Zoe on October 9, 2014 at 5:10pm

Thanks, Meda-Kay - good to know. And I think your endo is right. People are certainly lobbying for Medicare to cover CGM's but with all the baby boomers coming of age, I'm just happy if Medicare doesn't go broke! (I know, think positive!)

Comment by Meda-Kay on October 9, 2014 at 5:03pm

Me too Zoe. I may just stick with the Ping. I really haven't decided. I'm about three years away from Medicare so it will be a consideration down the road. My endo says a lot can happen in three years. They are pushing for Medicare to pay for CGM's. If that passes, I would be in good shape. I've always said that if I had to give up one device, it will be the CGM. I won't give up my pump. It's made too much of an improvement in my control and life in general. I think we should be good with the Ping. Animas reps have told me we would have the option to maintain the Ping and Dexcom separate and not upgrade. I know you don't use the CGM, but I think that also means that they will support the Ping by itself in the future.

Comment by Jo Momma on October 9, 2014 at 5:00pm

solve...not sold.

Comment by Jo Momma on October 9, 2014 at 4:59pm

We were able to get a Ping in January. I hope they sold the RF issue and realize how important the remote is to people. It's great with a young child.

Comment by Zoe on October 9, 2014 at 4:54pm

I'm not interested in a CGM (and Medicare wouldn't pay for it if I was!) so I will just get another Ping with remote. I just hope they continue supporting it as it becomes "outdated technology"


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