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: 1219
Latest Activity: 13 hours ago

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How easy is the "EZ Manager" software?

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"Pump Not Primed" Error

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Pump Supplies

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Officially a pumper!!

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Vibe "events"?

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Inset 30 or Regular Inset

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Pump out of warranty

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Overnight Highs

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Rotating clip for ping

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Ping vs. Vibe

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Discount on New Pump

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Animas/dexcom

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Comment by type1kanu on January 19, 2010 at 4:04pm
Rose, when you say you "feel like" you're dropping ... are you testing to confirm this before you alter your basal or take tabs? Feelings can be misleading, especially when exercise is involved (I spend a ton of time testing during workouts cuz something doesn't feel right, most of the time, it's just cuz I'm working hard!).
Comment by Rose Joelle on January 19, 2010 at 3:11pm
I think I am going crazy, this is a very weird feeling. Thanks for all the encouragement : )
Morning glucose 97 after having my basal at .75 all night
Felt low at the gym
8 glucose tabs later... finally felt better
dropped my basal to temp mode -70% (from 1/hr) for 4 hours
Bolus at lunch - less than the ratio I am programed for suggested
127 b.g. anf feels like I am dropping
Dropped basal to .5
Comment by Myriah on January 19, 2010 at 9:20am
bob, i'm glad you posted that....most of those things you were concerned with, i am too!! i'm in the process of seeing if ins will cover the ping....and all these things keep running through my head! but....i've been told, if i can handle the pod, i can handle the ping! lol!
future ping user ;-)
Comment by Michele on January 19, 2010 at 7:27am
Hang in there. It WILL get better. My 7 day average is 131, and I am no longer feeling low at 100. Take full advantage of the pump nurse from Animas - they are really good at helping you to make adjustments. Don't be afraid to contact them frequently at first. I am now down to faxing in sugars just once a week (started 12/8) but at first, it was every day.
Comment by Allen on January 19, 2010 at 5:51am
based on your BG you seem to be doing very well. I assume you took the 20-glucose tabs when you were at 60, but your BG hasn't spiked. Courage!!!
Comment by Rose Joelle on January 18, 2010 at 8:45pm
so far this has been my BG
124
90
60
125
I lowered the basal rate myself cause I cant seem to keep up and I have already gone through 2 tubes of glucose tabs - yes all 20 tablets.
Comment by FlyWilley on January 18, 2010 at 6:05pm
I've been on mine for a total of 11 days and have been averaging 129 including B4 and after meals. It does feel very weird. The 1st 3-4 days I felt jittery like I was starting to drop. 1st day being the worst. but now I feel really good. I was used to shooting up to 3-400. Anything below 150 I was ready to freak out. So I understand but it will go away as ur body gets used to being in the right ranges.
Comment by Elizabeth on January 18, 2010 at 5:52pm
Anyone have problems with the occlusion alarm going off? I have had mine go off twice in two days with different infusion sets. I'm thinking that it could be the fact that I'm not getting them to stick to me well??? Any ideas???
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.
 

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