My son is 14 and we are having a lot of trouble with the dawn phenomenon. Being on Novolog & Lantus we don't have many options except (me/mom) getting up at 4 a.m, 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. to test and give insulin. Our endo. said that the only other option would be a pump to help solve this.
Now, my son wants to go with OmniPod, but I have read about TERRIBLE highs after new pump/pod insertion. Also, the pump just stops/turns off if there is an problem and stops delivering insulin. Do any of you have any problems like this with the Animas Pumps??
Kyle has the Dexcom G4 as well. We heard that they just asked for FDA approval for the new Animas pump (avail. in Europe already - lucky). But, it would be nice that he didn't have to carry the cgm, the pump, and the meter for the pump all on him. It would at least let him get rid of one thing. Do you use the meter or do you use the controls on the pump itself?
Hi, my son has the Animas One Touch Ping and we love it. We love that it's waterproof, and that it has a remote that is nice to use versus always having to mess with the pump. He keeps the pump around his waist in a spibelt. (Like a fanny pack but very small and comfortable. He keeps the pump in it all time, so sleeping with it on is easy too.) If you pick the ping I think you and your son will be very happy!! :)
I love my Ping and couldn't imagine not having a remote. I often keep my pump clipped to my bra and it's nice to not have to take it out to bolus. Plus doing the testing and bolusing all on one device seems smooth. I would think it would be great for a small active kid as you can just "zap him" without even having to slow him down!....Well I guess you'd have to stop him long enough to test, but then you can do the rest without him!
I looked up the Spibelt on their site. It says they have one with two pockets - one on each side. I thought it would be nice to keep his CGM on one side and his pump and/or PDM on the other. Which one does your son wear?
My son wears the kids' diabetic spibelt, I think the one with 2 pockets must be new I don't remember seeing that one before. Cody doesn't wear a CGM so we only needed the basic one. Good luck with all of your decisions.