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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Vibe Upgrade - Am canceling mine

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Approved for Vibe...

Started by Michael O. Last reply by Michael O on Friday. 3 Replies

"Battery Low" warning

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Animas EZ Upgrade Policy

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Those looking to upgrade to Animas Vibe

Started by Susan Van Abs. Last reply by Michael O Jan 17. 1 Reply


Started by Earl. Last reply by E-J Ohler Jan 16. 19 Replies

Animas Vibe FDA application anniversary

Started by Terry. Last reply by Jeffythequick Jan 15. 91 Replies

User Reviews of the Vibe

Started by Laddie. Last reply by Laddie Jan 12. 4 Replies

Dexcom G4 and Animas Question

Started by Susan Van Abs. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Jan 9. 5 Replies

Question about sensors

Started by Susan Van Abs. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Jan 7. 3 Replies


Started by MICHOU. Last reply by MICHOU Jan 2. 12 Replies

Ping remote meter

Started by NicholeW28. Last reply by Kara Jan 2. 1 Reply


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How many infusion sets do you order for 3 months?

Started by Susan Van Abs. Last reply by Broken777 Dec 30, 2014. 9 Replies

Detached Tubing and Warranty Follow-up

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Ping pump crack discovered

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Comment by Laura on Thursday

Exactly, the fluorescent lights are a big problem too. I was just wondering if it was a problem with the pump that anyone else has. Good luck at the opthamologist! In the sunlight it is impossible to see anything at all. Very strange.

Comment by tom b on Thursday

Replyint to Laura: Your problem sounds similar to mine. I have become quite sensitive to brightness, and find that I have to be careful where I sit for a meal if I want to be able to see my pump screen to bolus for the meal. I am 82 and use an Animas Ping, which I have had for four years. I was not aware of this problem when I started on the Ping four years ago. I notice it with sunlight and with fluorescent lights in my bathroom. I intend to ask my ophthalmologist about it the next time I see him. I think it is probably the aging eyes rather than the Animas Ping that is my problem.

Comment by Laura on Thursday

Hello Animus Users - question, actually 2 questions. For the last few months I am having a hard time reading the screen on the pump itself. It's like it was really easy to see in everything but sunshine all the time, but now even inside, I cannot read it. Yes, I've gotten new glasses but I'm nearsighted! :) Has anyone seen their 'light' go out or much darker? I can see it fine in a dark room. Secondly, I'm having an issue finding a screen protector for the Animus One Touch Ping remote. I don't want a case which I can find many of, just a good screen protector. I've tried the generic ones for any old screen but they peel off so fast, it's not worth it. Ideas on this? Thanks for all help!

Comment by Laura S. on January 11, 2015 at 8:10pm

Ah, OK! I think you will like the Ping system!

Comment by Linda on January 11, 2015 at 4:59pm

I have no insurace coverage but I am fortunate to live in Ontario, Canada and there is government coverage for the Insulin Pumps. I can replace mine anytime since the Deltec Cozmo company is no longer up and running. I think I'll get a Ping and training in June. I'll talk with our rep and Diabetic Management team but I hope to use the PING for the summer to be safe especially when I am away from home in the states and then return to the Deltec Cozmo and use up the cartridges and supplies for this brand. Not going to waste money. Hard decission.

Comment by Linda on January 11, 2015 at 4:51pm

Comment by Laura S. on January 11, 2015 at 12:16pm

Linda, I would say just keep in mind if you need training and to purchase with insurance, it is going to take awhile. If you have two working pumps, you should be ok but at some point you have to take the plunge and buy something. I;m using an out of warranty ping, and just hoping it holds because my Minimed has a year left on it. They tell me you cant get a new HMO to buy you a new pump if you have any in warranty (which I disagree with because how would they know???).

Comment by Linda on January 10, 2015 at 8:46pm

I am using a Deltec Insulin Pump and I have a good back up one as well. I will switch to the Ping. My delema is when?I love the Deltec Cozmo but it may die and I'll need training not just a new pump as I have been able to do in the past. Help?

Comment by dgzee on January 2, 2015 at 2:32pm
(this thing, right?

If the system senses you've removed the lueg cap or fiddled with the insulin cartridge, it temporarily suspends processes. It *should* also alerts you the system needs to be primed before it will work. Anything like that come up for you?

You might want to check your settings for system alerts.

Hope that helps!
Comment by dgzee on January 2, 2015 at 1:37pm
@AdamN: Let your endocrinologist know what's going on, especially if hang ups on the Animas side are interfering with your ability to consistently use your pump. S/he may be able to connect you with the local rep serving your area to look into what's going on.

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