Hello Neighbor!? I live in Ames :)
Congrats on having the pump. Regarding your questions, for me I had a session with a diabetic educator who helped me in choosing what is best for me. Do you have an appointment or something for starting the pump?
Infusion set, I use Quick-Set 9mm, the reason is that it have the quick inserter which makes installing it a breeze!
If you by chance in Ames, lets hang out!
Hi! I personally have the Animas One Touch Ping. I started mine on Valentines Day. So I am fairly new to the pump. One of my biggest struggle is that I have gotten my tubes stuck and all of the sudden it has pulled my inset out. Before they put you in the pump, I was told that everyone has to go and speak to a pump educator. They will give you a lot of information. I hope this helped, at least just a little bit. You always have a friend here! :)
i use the mio infusion set. every thing is in one device. also i was on animas for years and they have same device. see if you can get a sample
Hi Erik! I am a brand new pumper myself. I finished one of the books today and I will finish the second tomorrow, then watch the CD-ROM. I also meet with the Diabetes Educator tomorrow, and my Medtronic Trainer on March 1st. I have the minimed 723 too. Today, my frustration comes from trying to go to the online courses and the Medtronic website is DOWN!!!!!! UGH!!!! It has been down for at least two days. You call and some rep tries to make it sound like it's nothing. You can not do anything on that site without logging in!
@ Blessed life i am also having issues logging on to their site it teels me I have an account and I dont.
@ daniel billings I have the quick set. H ave you used these? and if so which do you like better?
@ Ahmad I have also met with an educator as well as a medtronic rep who will monitor me once I start using the pump at the end of march. I am waiting as I will be on vacation and dont want to have any issues whils I am so fer from home.
Thannk you all for your input and please keep it coming.
I am a new pumper. I'll be going to a warmer climate on vacation in a few weeks and I'm wondering if I should be worried about very hot temperatures with the pump. I know Frio makes a cooling bag for pumps but do I need that?