I am in the process of switching from a Minimed 722 to an Animas OneTouch Ping and wanted to see if there is anything to learn from others who have also made the switch.
Other than general nomenclature of some terms and placement within menus, my initial read-through of the training materials look like my learning curve should be short for this.
The only real difference I could see was how the Animas handles BG target ranges (a target, with a +/- range), versus the Minimed which you set a specific range (e.g., 70 - 120). And the Animas also allows you to vary these targets throughout the day as well.
I would be interested in any feedback from those of you who have switched to the Animas OneTouch Ping.
Why not just turn off that alarm. That's what I do, If I've been unconscious 12 hours the alarm wont help!
The alarm is very useful. It is having to do a quick strip to get to my infusion site to do another unnecessary prime. But it happens when I am giving a presentation so I have to excuse myself to take care of it. I am going back to MiniMed as soon as I can!!!
I have posted before on this. I was a MiniMed user and happy with the product. My endo wouldn't prescribe another MM (kickback???) so now I have an Animas pump that I really dislike but a new endo who doesn't understand what the old endo did and will switch me back as soon as my insurance allows.
Good luck with the Animas. Some people like it. I simply don't. I would wait for the new combo with the dexcom .. it may be a better pump. The A does the job but is filled with inconveniences. Enjoy and give us some feedback.
It does look like you're taking the right steps with a new endo. I start by interviewing my doctors, and if they don't have the same goals as I do, and if they are one of those "you need me more than I need you" types, I just say, "it's not me, it's you" and go on my way.
Yes, but the endo who I dropped happens also to be one of the best in town. I seriously think there was something nefarious going on but I can never be sure. So I really wanted to stay with her but she "didn't treat me right".
Thanks for the comment.