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


Started by les. Last reply by les on Wednesday. 13 Replies

Contact Detach - 6mm or 8mm

Started by Zoe. Last reply by David Lee on Tuesday. 25 Replies

Animus Pump Enquiry

Started by Shark. Last reply by Austin Pereira on Monday. 17 Replies

Ping vs. Vibe

Started by Jessica_Strickland. Last reply by Cliff on Monday. 15 Replies

Tubing disconnected from insulin cartridge while inside pump - I was dancing!

Started by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna. Last reply by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna on Sunday. 5 Replies

Diasend print out editting

Started by artwoman. Last reply by artwoman Apr 12. 8 Replies

Hard lump at infusion site

Started by Melissa M.. Last reply by Melissa M. Apr 8. 4 Replies

Pump out of warranty

Started by HFXNS. Last reply by Joe White Mar 31. 16 Replies


Started by Jackie. Last reply by jjm335 Mar 31. 5 Replies


Started by Jen. Last reply by Jen Mar 19. 28 Replies

Site Change

Started by NicholeW28. Last reply by NicholeW28 Mar 15. 24 Replies

Ping users, I'm in the market for my first pump

Started by Sensorium139. Last reply by Sensorium139 Mar 14. 26 Replies


Started by manoah. Last reply by bmbd104 Mar 11. 7 Replies

Pink screen?

Started by Kassie Neal. Last reply by dkhay Mar 2. 3 Replies

Problems ordering from Animas

Started by Joe White. Last reply by Steve Feb 28. 10 Replies

Rotating clip for ping

Started by Scott G. Last reply by Ernie Feb 22. 51 Replies

Food database

Started by Jen. Last reply by Jen Feb 18. 7 Replies

Animas Vibe In The US

Started by Leotha Fleming III. Last reply by Chango Feb 16. 9 Replies

Animas or Omnipod

Started by Bar/Bruno. Last reply by Pi55 Off Feb 7. 3 Replies

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Comment by Zoe on August 22, 2013 at 8:44am

I don't understand, Siri. I'm assuming you mean on the pump itself; I hardly use the pump at all, I do everything from the meter-remote. But I tried pressing that button on the right on the pump (which I have never used) and when I did no matter where I was it would go to normal bolus and I'd have to press ok and then click down to "Main menu" to get out of there. I don't get it.

Comment by A. Kelsey Metcalf on August 22, 2013 at 8:19am
@siri : I never thought I'd say this to anyone other than my iPhone, but I love you, Siri!!!! Thank you for the button tip! It saves a lot of unnecessary button-pressing....
Comment by Siri on August 22, 2013 at 3:02am

Just a quick tip to save you some button-pressing.
Wherever you are in the menu you can press the button on the right hand side and then press the OK-button to get back to the home screen.

Comment by Shonelle on August 21, 2013 at 5:11pm
Hi All,
Excited to join this group. Still on MDI but switching to Animas Vibe soon :
I'm from New Zealand and have just received approval for pump funding for 9 months. It's still another 6 weeks till I start but I'm getting excited.
Comment by momof3 on June 6, 2013 at 6:28pm

Yes Zoe, I have a pump start meeting next Tuesday June 11th. I just had another meeting with my endo and she is so happy that I got my numbers in control. On april 6th my A1C was 11.4 and today it is 6.2 :). when I first saw her my 30 day average was 330 now it is 134. So this time next week I will have my Pump

Comment by Blondie on June 5, 2013 at 8:20pm

My 11 year old got his first pump, the Ping, about 3 weeks ago. He's loving it. I love it. The Ping is super easy to use and the manual is thick. I especially like the remote which comes in very handy at night. Don't be nervous. It's a great tool. It forces you to really pay attention to Type 1 Diabetes which in my opinion is a must. Congratulations and enjoy your freedom that will come with pumping.

Comment by Zoe on June 5, 2013 at 8:03pm

Congrats on your Ping, momof3. It is definitely a learning curve, so be prepared for a few weeks of working on getting things ironed out. I recommend you read the workbook online and then when you get your pump you will have the manual which you should go through in detail. I don't know if you are starting on saline or insulin. I was on saline for a week and I found that a good time to get used to all the buttons and settings. Do you have an appointment set up with a pump trainer?

Comment by momof3 on June 5, 2013 at 7:42pm

Hi Everyone,
My insurance just approved me for the Ping, I am a first time Pumper and wonder how hard the pump is to use and get used to.
I should get my pump next week and I am really excited, but also kinda scared at the same time.
Any advice would be great.

Comment by Andrew on May 26, 2013 at 4:10pm

Thanks! Yeah, I might try to return my pump. Also, I was talking with an Animas rep. while shopping around to see if I should switch to a different pump system, and he was optimistic about the Vibe coming soon. He was saying about six or so months, with a $99 cost to upgrade from the Ping.

Comment by DianaS on May 26, 2013 at 1:44pm
To Andrew I have always traded in my old pumps for a discount on my copay for the new one. Given that I've always had to have my pumps replaced under warranty at least twice during the warranty period with both Medtronic and Animas I personally wouldn't chose to use an older out of warranty pump as a backup.

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