"Have you called tech support? That would be my first step. I have never had this with any of my pumps, but if it were a common issue, they would know how to troubleshoot & if not they will get a replacement out immediately."
"I agree! Give me my old 2020 back! I was very disappointed to find the food database no longer stored in the pump, that is my #1 advantage to using the Animas pump. I do not use One Touch for the same reason as you, I cant get enough blood to test…"
"Ditto for Animas. I have been on Animas for 6yrs now since being on MM for 5yrs to start. Animas service & reliability has been far above what I ever experienced with MM. As to technology, Animas has a food database that for the Ping is stored…"
"Completely a personal decision. Personally after being on MM for 5yrs, but Animas the past 6yrs, I dont have much faith in MM Corp. I left due to poor customer service. I had to have my pump replaced every year I had it with MM, never had to replace…"
"I gave up on MiniMed 6yrs ago for Animas, & hadnt regretted it. Tech support doesnt treat me like an idiot the few times Ive had problems (& they were user error!), Have not had to repeatedly replace my pump due to malfunction, & none of…"
"I have never liked the One Touch system, & am not going back to it now that I have the Ping. I just started carrying the OT meter along with my Freestyle meter so I can have the food database. Inconvenient! I am actually not happy at all with…"
"I have had the Minimed Paradigm, the Animas 2020, & now on the Animas Ping. Ive never attempted to hide my pump, but I use universal cell cases to clip on my waist. I also cant use the bra trick, so when in a dress I have an elastic thigh strap…"
"I just got the Ping, but can attest to animas through my experience with the 2020. You can use the pump withtout the remote, BUT inly the remote has the food database. This is the main feature I am disappointed with, as my 2020 held the database in…"
"I have my Animas pump supplies sent to my pharmacy, and I pick them up there. It's slightly less convenient than having my stuff sent right to my front door, but I have to go to my pharmacy to pick up insulin anyway.
For now I don't have…"
"No experience as a parent, but as a student that was diagnosed in college (living on my own, paying my own medical bills!). Your protection would be to know the existing laws of your state. As I found out, all of my student insurance would cover me,…"
"I almost always wear clothing with a waist band, so I keep my pump in a cell phone case attached to the wasteband. I do have a thigh strap for when I have to wear a dress. I know many women that keep it in their bra, but that doesnt work for me."
"I was one of those that was misdiagnosed by my PCP & was in full blown DKA at the time (I was 26yo). I consider it divine intervention that I got to a Dr that knew better before I actually died. But I was very close. This is such a problem in…"
"I have heard of people having a reaction to the plastic in the cannula itself. Seems that there is an alternative hypo-allergenic set available, but not thru the pump companies. Maybe someone else will know about how to order those. Sorry I cant be…"
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