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: 1216
Latest Activity: 10 hours ago

Diabetes Forum

Vibe "events"?

Started by Jen. Last reply by Jen on Sunday. 9 Replies

"Pump Not Primed" Error

Started by jjm335. Last reply by jjm335 Aug 15. 7 Replies

Inset 30 or Regular Inset

Started by PumpGirl. Last reply by Laddie Aug 12. 9 Replies

Pump out of warranty

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

Pump Supplies

Started by Meda-Kay. Last reply by Dave Aug 9. 3 Replies

Overnight Highs

Started by Melissa M.. Last reply by Suzan Aug 4. 15 Replies

Rotating clip for ping

Started by Scott G. Last reply by artwoman Jul 26. 53 Replies

Ping vs. Vibe

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

Discount on New Pump

Started by Meda-Kay. Last reply by Meda-Kay Jul 15. 9 Replies

Animas/dexcom

Started by manoah. Last reply by Maarja Jun 20. 9 Replies

Animas Support

Started by luzcious2013. Last reply by DianaS Jun 13. 8 Replies

Diasend print out editting

Started by artwoman. Last reply by Joe White Jun 4. 13 Replies

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Comment by Colleen in NH on January 18, 2010 at 4:24pm
You'll get used to it and feel sooooo much better!
Hang in there.
Comment by Rose Joelle on January 18, 2010 at 3:55pm
So I am all "hooked up" and just starting on the one basal level. I am scared already because my glucose is 124 and I am so used to running in the 300-500 range that i feel low all the time. Lows are horrific for me so I need to just try to be as calm as possible about this but my temptation is to have things run in the 200s for a while...but my doctor had me set the pump to a target of 120 for now. I can't even remember what it feels like to be in a normal range so my body is freaking out and confused! I am still happy though and hope to get through this fear and weird feeling.
Comment by FlyWilley on January 18, 2010 at 2:20pm
Bob, You're right. clip mine to my gown or undies. Or just lay it beside me on my body pillow. And the infusion set is not a problem at all. I forget that it's there. Well with the inset 90 anyway. I tried 2 of the inset 30s and about 12 hours into it they both started itching like the dickens. I've got big red splotches where they were inserted. Like I'm allergic. Makes no sense to me because they are made out of the same materials. I think I'll stick with the 90s from now on though.
Comment by FlyWilley on January 18, 2010 at 2:15pm
Rose, I hope all went well with your training. Keep us posted.
Comment by Rose Joelle on January 17, 2010 at 9:42pm
Tomorrow at noon is my "hook up" appointment as long as things go as planned! Thank you to everyone for posting the encouragement!!! I am so excited now : D Some of those Alc/average changes are amazing!
Comment by Bob Bolton on January 16, 2010 at 10:07pm
Flywilly,
I was also concered about the whole sleeping thing, but I just clip the pump to my skiivvies and I'm good to go. I thought rolling over onto the infusion set would be painful, but that's not the case. I have found it ironic that most of what I was concerned with before I started using a pump have turned out to be non issues.
Comment by FarmGirl on January 16, 2010 at 6:01pm
Does anyone know how to export the data from the ping software into an excel SS to combine the bolus and blood glucose logs so the data can be synchronized into usable information? We are using a windows xp computer. I am struggling to get my basal rates in the zone-my AIC's are running 8.8 and I don't do well with the lows. When I start to drop it happens quickly. I drop from 270 to 70 in an hour when I use a correction bolus. Any advice?
Comment by FlyWilley on January 16, 2010 at 8:27am
Way to go Bob!
My weekly average already dropped from 189 to 123.
My dread was sleeping with the thing. I'm a tosser. But it's so small when I do manage to roll over on it, it doesn't wake me up. And so far it has NOT come loose from the clip and wrapped the tubing around my throat...lol. A nightmare I had after I applied for it.
Rose you are going to love the control it gives you. And even though it is attached to you, you will have a great sense of freedom from the disease. As Michelle said "Be excited!"
Comment by Bob Bolton on January 15, 2010 at 12:50pm
You'll do great, Rose! The pump will be your friend, not you enemy.

I started on my Ping in September, and I haven't regretted it once. I have much better bg control, and for me, the biggest benefit is I feel that I have some real control over the disease instead of it controlling me. 3/09 A1c=12.6; 12/09 A1c=6.4.

I was a bit leary of the learning curve and the dreaded tubing, but as it turns out, both of those concerns were a lot larger in my mind than in reality. Congrats!
Comment by Michele on January 15, 2010 at 12:01pm
Hooray! Be excited! It will make your life soooo much better!
 

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