Animas Insulin Pump Users

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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.

Website: http://www.animascorp.com/
Members: 1273
Latest Activity: 3 hours ago

Diabetes Forum

Problems with Animas Vibe's Alarms

Started by MarkR. Last reply by Michael Watson 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

Rotating clip for ping

Started by Scott G. Last reply by MarkR 4 hours ago. 57 Replies

Animas Cartridge recall

Started by Orpy. Last reply by Jaybyrd 19 hours ago. 17 Replies

Animas EZ Upgrade Policy

Started by Jeffythequick. Last reply by Jeffythequick yesterday. 16 Replies

Vibe and Apidra not working well together

Started by Meg Clark. Last reply by E-J Ohler on Friday. 6 Replies

Hurry up and wait

Started by Shadow. Last reply by Susan Van Abs on Wednesday. 19 Replies

Vibe Upgrade - Am canceling mine

Started by Susan Van Abs. Last reply by Jeffythequick Mar 17. 43 Replies

frequent air at the end of tubing?

Started by sweetmom. Last reply by Ingřid Glass Mar 11. 12 Replies

Animas no longer delivers to Texas ?!

Started by Michael Watson. Last reply by NicholeW28 Mar 9. 19 Replies

Vibe vs. Ping - any opinions?

Started by Denise. Last reply by E-J Ohler Mar 6. 12 Replies

Clunky Ping Remote

Started by Shadow. Last reply by RunZebraRun Mar 4. 11 Replies

First 4 Days on Vibe...Positive

Started by Michael O. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Feb 24. 15 Replies

New to Animas Pump

Started by Shannon90. Last reply by Shannon90 Feb 19. 8 Replies

Inset Opinions?

Started by Laura S.. Last reply by Shannon90 Feb 19. 24 Replies

Animas Vibe - Missed the mark?

Started by Steph. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Feb 19. 54 Replies

Suspension & CGM data stream

Started by Shadow. Last reply by Prisoner Feb 3. 17 Replies

Help to decide on a pump

Started by laurie23662. Last reply by Siri Feb 2. 14 Replies

How many infusion sets do you order for 3 months?

Started by Susan Van Abs. Last reply by Jeffythequick Feb 1. 13 Replies

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Comment by Kevin on June 14, 2010 at 6:52am
Does anyone know if there are plans to modify the display on the Ping pump so you can read it when outdoors? I love the pump except for the display which is horrible.
Comment by Scottie on May 29, 2010 at 9:43am
Thanks so much for the responses!
Comment by Susi (Ladalife) on May 28, 2010 at 7:34pm
2-3 months, not 2-33 months! LOL
Comment by Susi (Ladalife) on May 28, 2010 at 7:33pm
Had some strange stuff happening about 2-33 months after I started on the pump. Went from perfect to crazy. Tweaked a bit here and there and last 6 months has been perfect. Ended up with 6 different basal rates and several different I:C. Don't forget that when you make basal adjustments, make small ones and sit with them a day or so, correct with boluses in the meantime. Also max effect is 1-1.5 hours later. So, if you have problems say 7am-12am, basal adjustment could start around 6am. I had bent cannulas way back in the beginning - was always my insertion technique or especially inserting where I'd been injecting. I switched from belly to stomach and got more confident with inserting, and haven't had a bent one since.

While there's always a reason BGs go haywire, it's not always obvious. Get some help! My DE saw patterns that weren't obvious to me.

My 1 year anniversary of going on a pump is next week. Never before have I wanted to celebrate something so much! It has totally changed my life and my health for the better. Persistence in getting it right paid off for me.
Comment by Jason on May 28, 2010 at 3:12pm
Scottie,
My BG has been doing the same thing lately. I've had my basals set perfectly after I got the pump on Jan 19th. My carb ratio has been really consistent too at 1:11. I figured out my numbers after pretty extensive testing.

Everything was perfect for about 2 months. The last month and a half I've had weird swings where I would be really sensitive to insulin and have to switch to 1:13 and back off my basal slightly. Then a few days later I would run really high and have to switch back to 1:11. Also, BG correction boluses would either drop too much, or not enough.

I don't know if it's the weather/season or my infusion sets, or my body now reacting to Humalog in a strange way. I've thought of switching to Apidra or Novalog to see if it would be more consistent.

It's been really frustrating going from almost perfect control to this unpredictable behavior recently.
Comment by Emily B on May 28, 2010 at 12:47pm
She changed some basals, his breakfast and dinner ratios. We're pretty new to this, so my adjustments didn't have as much knowledge behind them as hers did :)
Comment by Scottie on May 28, 2010 at 12:32pm
Thanks for the response Emily....hopefully it will be that easy! Did you adjust basals? I am tired of wasting insets.
Comment by Emily B on May 28, 2010 at 10:02am
Scottie,
My son was running high a few weeks ago for a couple weeks. I thought for sure we'd gotten a bad box of infusion sets or something. I was ripping them out and starting over way more often that I should've, changing basals, i:c, etc. Finally got to the Dr., she made a few adjustments and poof. Fixed. Hope it's the same for you. I asked about scar tissue too, but she didn't think that was an issue. (pumping since Jan'10)
Comment by Scottie on May 28, 2010 at 9:40am
In need of suggestions! I have been using the ping since mid dec. with no problems...until recently. The week before last my sugars were running a little low in the afternoon so I was thinking about adjusting my basals...this week a little high, sometimes they come down right away when I bolus, sometimes not. I have changed my insets 6 times in one week (2 were bent) I have been in contact with Animas, they say they don't think it's a technical issue. All the insets in the last week have been from the same lot. I woke this morning to 237,bolused 4hrs later (didn't eat anything) it was 190. Changed inset (it looked fine to me) and put one in from a different lot number. One hour later 180. WTH? I have been using the same general area (belly) although I do rotate from side to side and at least 2 inches from last site. Could have scare tissues already causing absorption issues? What do you think? I do have dr. appt. tues.
Thank You!!
Comment by Allen on April 28, 2010 at 1:34pm
From FDA's Webpage:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a new initiative to address safety problems associated with external infusion pumps...
As part of its initiative, FDA is moving to establish additional premarket requirements for infusion pumps, in part through issuance today of a new draft guidance and letter to infusion pump manufacturers. FDA is also announcing a May public workshop on infusion pump design, and launching a new Web page devoted to infusion pump safety... infusion pumps also have been the source of persistent safety problems. In the past five years, the FDA has received more than 56,000 reports of adverse events associated with the use of infusion pumps. Those events have included serious injuries and more than 500 deaths. Between 2005 and 2009, 87 infusion pump recalls were conducted to address identified safety concerns, according to FDA data.
For more information, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm209042...
 

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