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: 1220
Latest Activity: 6 hours ago

Diabetes Forum

How easy is the "EZ Manager" software?

Started by Billy. Last reply by Laddie 6 hours ago. 3 Replies

"Pump Not Primed" Error

Started by jjm335. Last reply by eddieg on Friday. 8 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

Inset 30 or Regular Inset

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

Pump out of warranty

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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

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Comment by Zoe on May 22, 2014 at 9:24am

I didn't think about uploading data, because I don't have (or want) a doctor to do that. But doing it yourself is surely workable and people on here can help you with the software. You should be able to get the pump you want. You live in a city where I'm sure training is available from Animas.

Comment by A. Kelsey Metcalf on May 22, 2014 at 8:32am

If your doctor says that he or she does not support the pump, it likely means that the office is not trained on how to use that particular pump and also CANNOT DOWNLOAD THE DATA. That in and of itself is vital information. You will not have trouble ordering supplies, but please consider that your endo will not be able to download your data for you. I would ask if you can do the download yourself and bring it to your endo or cde to analyze together. As far as training, I would expect to go it alone if you don't have a rep in your area. Start with a call to animas to determine if this is indeed true. Your endo may just be ... lazy...

Comment by Zoe on May 22, 2014 at 8:28am

I actually did everything through Animas since I don't see an endo. They went to my doctor's office and gave him the contract/script to sign with beginning basal rates listed. Animas also contacts your insurance and pretty much walks you through getting a pump.

Comment by Zoe on May 22, 2014 at 8:27am

I don't really know what it means that an endo office "doesn't support" a pump. I would contact Animas itself and they will hook you up with a trainer in your area. Supplies are done by UPS so it doesn't matter where you are in the country.

Comment by Ron on April 29, 2014 at 10:56am

Anyone use Tubeguard??? I found it one day while searching the corners of the internet after my toddlers foot got caught in my pump tubing and wondered if there was anything out there to organize insulin pump tubing. I cam across this but, never heard of it before. Then again I have only been pumping for 2.5 years..... I am looking for feedback to avaoid being a tripwire for a toddler, yo yo for my pump and catch all for dressers and doorknobs.....

Comment by Austin Pereira on April 19, 2014 at 11:43am

I added some cool pump tunes over on the Animas classic tunes page, in case anyone is interested!

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/animasclassictunes

Comment by NicholeW28 on April 14, 2014 at 9:45pm

I really think that the only thing that needs changing is my carb ratio because I'm typically highest when I eat.

Comment by NicholeW28 on April 14, 2014 at 9:45pm

I don't do it on purpose. I am working on it. I just started seeing a doctor for it. I love my educator. My endo is good but I can't understand her through her accent. :( They said it will take time and it's different for everyone. I don't feel comfortable tweaking it by myself yet but I will. I also just started using the dexcom as well.

Comment by Zoe on April 14, 2014 at 9:36pm

You really want to get your numbers down, Nichole; staying in the range of 250 on a regular basis is a set-up for complications! Do you have a good endo and/or cde to work with? Three months should be enough time to get your pump doses tweaked. I encourage you to read Pumping Insulin by John Walsh so you can learn to tweak your own doses.

Comment by NicholeW28 on April 14, 2014 at 9:30pm

I was doing alright on the insulin pen but since I have been on the pump it's been a while finding the perfect dosages. I've only had it three months and I know it takes time to get it just right.

 

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