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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Diabetes Forum

What's Your Favourite Pump Feature?

Started by Caitlyn. Last reply by jjm335 on Wednesday. 6 Replies

New Pumper, LOVE my ping

Started by jesikabeth. Last reply by jesikabeth on Tuesday. 4 Replies

Overnight Highs

Started by Melissa M.. Last reply by HockeyDad on Monday. 16 Replies

Inset 30 or Regular Inset

Started by PumpGirl. Last reply by HockeyDad on Monday. 12 Replies

Rotating clip for ping

Started by Scott G. Last reply by artwoman on Monday. 56 Replies

Animas Customer Service

Started by Badlands. Last reply by HockeyDad on Monday. 17 Replies

Scar Tissue -> High Sugars

Started by Nik. Last reply by Lauren Sep 7. 6 Replies

"Pump Not Primed" Error

Started by jjm335. Last reply by Tavia V. Sep 7. 9 Replies

Pump Supplies

Started by Meda-Kay. Last reply by Trouble Aug 23. 4 Replies

Officially a pumper!!

Started by Billy. Last reply by Phil Lindner Aug 23. 4 Replies

Vibe "events"?

Started by Jen. Last reply by Jen Aug 16. 9 Replies

Pump out of warranty

Started by HFXNS. Last reply by olu Oog Aug 11. 21 Replies

Ping vs. Vibe

Started by Jessica_Strickland. Last reply by Suzan Jul 17. 23 Replies

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Comment by Rose Joelle on January 29, 2010 at 10:05am
Thanks, I won't give up yet. Most of my fears are about lows and about feeling out of control with those and weight gain... really some issues that have little to do with the diabetes. I am also struggling with my infusion sites so that has been very frustrating. I am underinsured so I can't just re-try when they go badly :P Hopefully I get better at it soon!
Comment by Elizabeth on January 29, 2010 at 10:02am
I didn't put the program on my work computer simply for the fact that it's my information and I don't want anyone else to have access to it. But when i put it on my Mac at home, it couldn't find my pump, so i called into Animas and they told me that I didn't have the drivers uploaded and once i did that, it worked like a charm! As far as not liking the software there is one little thing that I think should be corrected- it not showing what part of the bolus was correction, etc, and being able to upload the information to excel or whatever other program you want to use... I even tried to put it on my jumpdrive and try it that way but no matter what way I tried wasn't successful! Oh, well, can't have everything I guess!
Comment by Allen on January 29, 2010 at 9:41am
Thanks Elizabeth, I have been using my PC at work and llike you I think it's great. I have been hesitant to try the Mac because of the results that some others have had. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Comment by Elizabeth on January 29, 2010 at 9:31am
Hi, Allen, the drivers for the program for Mac is located on the disk itself. I am not at home in front of my computer to be able to tell you exactly where, but when you insert the CD-ROM it's part of the start-up installer. I have to tell you, I LOVE being able to download my pump. It's the best thing ever!!!!!!
Comment by Joe Burnham on January 28, 2010 at 3:14pm
About the only cereal I can eat is a serving of Cheerios (the old plain original...not frosted, or anything like that). I use half and half in place of low fat milk, because the fat in the half and half helps to slow the absorbtion of carbs.

Lunch is usually low sugar oatmeal, with a dash of half and half...

My sugars after breakfast and lunch usually range between 150-200...very occasionally higher.

I used to be able to eat bread or English Muffins...but now any type of bread or wheat runs me into the 250-300 range for HOURS after I eat...even if I crank up a temp basal of +20 or +30%.
Comment by Michele on January 28, 2010 at 2:57pm
Rose, hang in there, sweetie'. It IS stressful getting the pump settings right. You can do it, one blood sugar check at a time! Every day is a new learning experience. What specifically are you afraid of? Maybe the rest of us can help alleviate your fears!
Comment by Michele on January 28, 2010 at 2:54pm
I limit my fruit to berries. Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries. I don't go too high with those. I avoid apples and bananas and pineapple like the plague. Grapes and melons too. The high fiber in the berries keeps me from spiking too high, I think. I eat one fruit serving a day, usually at dinner. I serve it as a side dish and my kids love it. And FlyWilley, hospital bacon is the BOMB! And doctors eat FREE at my hospital :D
Comment by Rose Joelle on January 28, 2010 at 2:45pm
I am a little frustrated today. My eating disorder behaviors and fears are making this process of getting the pump programing right : ( Don't get me wrong, I am still very hopeful and want to do well, I am just a little stressed about this and a million other life things today.
Comment by JamieN on January 28, 2010 at 2:17pm
I'm so sorry lol, bad habit - I should have written it out and not made assumptions - YMMV = "Your Mileage May Vary" :)
Comment by FlyWilley on January 28, 2010 at 2:10pm
Michelle I hear ya on the bacon. I think 90% of the hospitals bacon goes to the ER staff. I do good with 6-7 peices of bacon and 1 egg then I alternate with chunky potatoes, oatmeal, and wheat toast. I gotta have some carbs to stay I haven't had cereal forever. Or jelly for that matter. I do good with fresh fruits though, non of that canned stuff. I'm starving now. Wonder if I'll make it through my basal eval I have planned this even {:- ).

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