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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: 1276
Latest Activity: 50 minutes ago

Diabetes Forum

Vibe vs. Ping - any opinions?

Started by Denise. Last reply by Jeffythequick 50 minutes ago. 13 Replies

Animas Vibe - Missed the mark?

Started by Steph. Last reply by Jeffythequick 52 minutes ago. 58 Replies

Occlusions

Started by AndyRozman. Last reply by Dave on Wednesday. 6 Replies

Hurry up and wait

Started by Shadow. Last reply by Laura S. Apr 8. 23 Replies

Animas EZ Upgrade Policy

Started by Jeffythequick. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Apr 7. 18 Replies

Vibe and Apidra not working well together

Started by Meg Clark. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Apr 3. 10 Replies

GNU Gluco Software and Animas

Started by AndyRozman. Last reply by AndyRozman Mar 31. 8 Replies

Rotating clip for ping

Started by Scott G. Last reply by MarkR Mar 29. 57 Replies

Animas Cartridge recall

Started by Orpy. Last reply by Jaybyrd Mar 28. 17 Replies

Vibe Upgrade - Am canceling mine

Started by Susan Van Abs. Last reply by Jeffythequick Mar 17. 43 Replies

frequent air at the end of tubing?

Started by sweetmom. Last reply by Ingřid Glass Mar 11. 12 Replies

Animas no longer delivers to Texas ?!

Started by Michael Watson. Last reply by NicholeW28 Mar 9. 19 Replies

Clunky Ping Remote

Started by Shadow. Last reply by RunZebraRun Mar 4. 11 Replies

First 4 Days on Vibe...Positive

Started by Michael O. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Feb 24. 15 Replies

New to Animas Pump

Started by Shannon90. Last reply by Shannon90 Feb 19. 8 Replies

Inset Opinions?

Started by Laura S.. Last reply by Shannon90 Feb 19. 24 Replies

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Comment by Amy on December 30, 2010 at 7:32pm
Kelly, January 14th! I can not wait! I enjoyed having this week off but can't wait to finish the class up
Comment by Kelly WPA on December 30, 2010 at 7:18pm
Hopefully the rest will go alot easier for you Amy!  I forget exactly when you said your class is done, but if I recall correctly, sometime mid-Jan?  You should be up & running soon then!
Comment by Amy on December 30, 2010 at 7:08pm

Thanks Kelly..I have to wait till Monday for any paperwork to get going as the person who handles that is not in the office until then. But after that, I'll get more excited and can't wait to count down to finishing my class then hopefully my pump will be here. And hehe on the green frog. I can't wait till Kermit is in my hands!

 

Zoe, I know I'll be in the same boat as you once I get started. But from what others say, it gets easier 

Comment by Kelly WPA on December 30, 2010 at 3:56pm
Zoe, sorry that you have to wait until Monday!  The menus are pretty easy to figure out.  With the targets, if you have to do a correction, then the calculation will be based on what you want your target to be.  Or even if you enter your BS with your meal and are slightly above target, it will give you a bolus amount based on what you want your BS to end up being. 
Comment by Zoe on December 30, 2010 at 3:51pm

Wow, I just started inputting settings into my pump and I have noticed two things:

First the way the menus work is very intuitive to me, unlike, say, my phone which I still don't understand after a year!

Two: I was confused at first setting blood sugar targets because I think of them as waking, 2 hr. pp and bedtime, and the time of those things can vary for me. But as I was trying to determine settings I realized how different having a pump will be! On MDIs I think of "what I will tolerate" - which for me is "no more than 120 - prefer 100 for waking", "no more than 140 2 hr post prandial". Trying to come up with numbers for "x" plus or minus "x" I realized I could set my targets for "what I hope to achieve" rather than just "the maximum I'll tolerate". Wow, big diff!

 

(Sorry if I sound like a total newbie...that's what I am in this group!"

Comment by Zoe on December 30, 2010 at 3:03pm
Thanks, Kelly. My trainer called me this afternoon and said we should wait until she gets the paperwork and I get the insulin (though she said we could start by extracting insulin from my pen which I didn't know). So we rescheduled our initial appointment till Monday. But meanwhile she had me do something to my pump so I can start programming things on my own beforehand. Oh fun! My fingers have been itching to push more buttons after I set the time and date on the remote and the pump! She says we can correct anything I mess up on Monday..lol
Comment by Kelly WPA on December 30, 2010 at 2:23pm
Zoe, I hope you get everything straight with your doctors office.  At least the Animas rep is stopping by to have him sign the paperwork.  My Animas sales guy was actually going to stop by my doctors to pick up the paperwork but I could not get thru to them on the phone to give them permission to give him the stuff.  Animas does go out of their way to make sure everything goes right.  Good luck with your start!
Comment by Kelly WPA on December 30, 2010 at 2:22pm
Amy, I am glad that you are able to finally get that paperwork going!  You will love your new green frog!
Comment by Zoe on December 30, 2010 at 11:54am

Sounds like you've been a bit frustrated by all the dragging along, Amy! My insurance approval (including a fee waiver by Animas!) seemed to go through in a matter of days with the sales rep doing all the work with the insurance company and the doctor. So I got my pump quickly. Now it's taking awhile for the doctor to approve the initial dose (basically I told the Clinical Manager what I take and she will reduce it a bit for the pump and then have him sign off on it). Then I've been waiting for the doctor to fax in the Apidra vials and One Touch test strips. But yes, it's exciting to have the pump in my hands even if it's not yet on my body infusing insulin!

Me too; I don't know how I would do it..any of it..without TuDiabetes and my own education by reading! I'm also lucky that I started a Type 1 Women's Support Group and most of the women in the group are on pumps.

I'm sure we'll benefit by each other's questions as we go through the early days with our pumps.

Comment by Amy on December 30, 2010 at 11:38am
Thanks Carmen!!! I just emailed the necessary ppl so by next week the paperwork should be pushing through. I'm gonna squeal once the ping is in my hands
 

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