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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Inset 30 or Regular Inset

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What's Your Favourite Pump Feature?

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New Pumper, LOVE my ping

Started by jesikabeth. Last reply by jesikabeth on Tuesday. 4 Replies

Overnight Highs

Started by Melissa M.. Last reply by HockeyDad Sep 15. 16 Replies

Rotating clip for ping

Started by Scott G. Last reply by artwoman Sep 15. 56 Replies

Animas Customer Service

Started by Badlands. Last reply by HockeyDad Sep 15. 17 Replies

Scar Tissue -> High Sugars

Started by Nik. Last reply by Lauren Sep 7. 6 Replies

"Pump Not Primed" Error

Started by jjm335. Last reply by Tavia V. Sep 7. 9 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

Pump out of warranty

Started by HFXNS. Last reply by olu Oog Aug 11. 21 Replies

Ping vs. Vibe

Started by Jessica_Strickland. Last reply by Suzan Jul 17. 23 Replies

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Comment by Laura S. on July 23, 2010 at 1:17pm
Probably the anti-inflammatory effect?
I know if I have a migraine, the advil works.
And for a toothache, or dental work.
But the extended tylenol does me pretty good for pain maybe a few days a week.
I did read they say Aleve is a better choice, cardiac-wise!
Comment by Amy de la Cruz on July 23, 2010 at 1:10pm
sorry to hear that Laura. When I have had stomach issues with Advil or Aleve, it's usually when I take on an empty, or closely empty stomach, but sounds like you just don't tolerate it very well. Neither Aleve nor Advil though, are drugs for more severe pain. They are given for the same pain scale as Tylenol, at least from a nurse's perspective. (Sorry, I'm a nurse) I just also want to help you find something that may help you!!! Perhaps try taking Aleve (usually lighter on the stomach) with milk, or a meal?

I know if you have arthritis or fibromyalgia, you know all this, but I just wish I had a reasonable option for you that wouldn't cause other problems.
Comment by Laura S. on July 23, 2010 at 1:04pm
Amy, I try to reserve those for really bad pain (dental, etc) because Tylenol isnt quick enough for me. Otherwise those other things do mess with my stomach and blood pressure and make me feel weird.
Comment by Amy de la Cruz on July 23, 2010 at 1:02pm
can you take aleve or another OTC med?
Comment by Laura S. on July 23, 2010 at 1:01pm
Well, see? I dont think I want to give up my Animas and go back over to MM.
And I need my arthritis tylenol.
And yes, I was probably looking at those huge inserters and......gack.
I dont know why I am such a chicken, I do Comforts free hand! Like I said, I do not have severe highs or severe lows and my Endo wasn't sure he could even back me up on this.
I'll be out of warranty next summer though, so there will be new things to consider in the pumping world!
Ya'll are great!
Comment by Amy de la Cruz on July 23, 2010 at 12:55pm
I use the Dexcom, love it, very accurate with me majority of time. However, what the technical people and educator have told me is that acetaminophen actually breaks down the sensor, degrades it. During pregnancy, Tylenol is pretty much the only thing you can take, so I was hurting towards the end last year with no option because i needed my CGMS. It's only one of two things I don't' like about Dexcom. The other being that it's not yet integrated into Animas pump. However, it is so very accurate after you have had it a few weeks and it gets to "know you" and the customer service is great.
Comment by Kelly WPA on July 23, 2010 at 12:55pm
That could be a problem for you then. I only started using the Dex at the end of April and haven’t tried Tylenol yet to know if they really do mess it up or not.

The sensor looks worse than it is. The wire that goes in is actually smaller than the piece that goes in for the pump so if the pump doesn’t bother you, the sensor won’t either! The Navigator one did not go in as deep as the Dexcom, but it was a lot “fatter” and used to leave huge marks on my arm. The Dexcom mark is always gone by the next day.
Comment by Lucky Dad on July 23, 2010 at 12:55pm

Perhaps you are looking at the injector assembly rather than the needle? The needle remains enclosed through out the entire process (makes for easier disposal also) but I would imagine it being similar in size to 29 - gauge needle. I am just guessing there, but all I know that I very rarely even feel the needle going in.
Comment by Laura S. on July 23, 2010 at 12:47pm
Thanks Kelly, good to know.
I use Tylenol a whole bunch because I have fibromyalgia and refuse to take drugs for it. So, I definitely would need to check that option out!
I also think I am a big baby, and wow the sensor needles look awfully hefty!
Comment by Kelly WPA on July 23, 2010 at 12:45pm
Laura, there is something with Tylenol and the Dexcom that throws the readings off. That is not the case with the other CGMS’s. I used the Navigator prior to getting the Dexcom and was able to use Tylenol. I don’t like not being able to use Tylenol but I don’t use it that often so I am not going to worry about it if I have a day here or there that throws my readings off.

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