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: 1212
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Test strips allowed by insurance?

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Comment by Zoe on April 12, 2014 at 8:47pm

That's rough, dealing with IR as a Type 1. You might want to read Using Insulin by John Walsh so you can control your own doses and not have to rely on your doctors to change each step. Are you positive for antibodies? Congrats on getting your A1C down, by the way.

Comment by NicholeW28 on April 12, 2014 at 8:40pm

Zoe, I've always had a high resistance and I haven't been on the pump very long so we are still working on fine tuning my insulin dosages. They think the Symblin will help so we don't have to keep increasing it all the time. I'm just glad they only changed my basal rate this time and not everything like they usually do. I'm at a 1:5 carb ratio as it is. I do limit my carb intake and also exercise daily.

Comment by JenJen777 on April 12, 2014 at 3:26pm
I use Symlin and love it. I've used it for years though. Never has helped my weight that I've noticed, but helps my stomach and BGs. Everyone is different, some love it, some hate it. Try it, if it helps, use it, if not don't use it. It does help get rid of the insulin munchies, I do love that part of it.
Comment by Zoe on April 12, 2014 at 2:30pm

Unfortunately it is easy to get in a vicious cycle of taking higher doses and that then contributes to weight gain. Have you tried significantly lowering your carb intake? Also it sounds like you developed some insulin resistance so perhaps your doctor can suggest another type oral medication for IR.

Comment by NicholeW28 on April 12, 2014 at 2:16pm

Thanks guys! I didn't know there was a group for it. I'll definitely be checking it out. I don't like the way you select the dosage. The pen doesn't have a spot to indicate that you are on the right dosage and it twists easily so I am afraid I will move it while I am injecting. I honestly am not even interested in taking it but the doctor keeps giving me higher doses of insulin and I have gained 10 pounds in the past couple of months despite a higher level of daily activity and eating healthier.

Comment by Zoe on April 12, 2014 at 11:25am

I tried Symlin, Nicole. It is very hard to dose correctly, as well as adjust your insulin dosage for it. I found I was able to cut my insulin dose significantly but it did nothing at all for weight loss. Everyone is different in their responses to it, and some people have good luck with weight loss or BG or both. But it definitely takes awhile to figure out.

Comment by swisschocolate on April 12, 2014 at 2:35am

Nichole, there is even a group here with people who use symilin.
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/symlin
I personally have no experience with it and therefore am no help...

Comment by NicholeW28 on April 11, 2014 at 8:02pm

Does anyone use Symblin? I was put on it today but I wanted to know if anyone has seen results with it as far as glucose levels and weight go. Thanks!

Comment by Zoe on April 6, 2014 at 10:33am

Great article, Etta Amy; you might want to post it on the main forum so more people can read and comment (it's about the big business of treating Type 1).

Comment by etta amy on April 6, 2014 at 10:06am
 

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