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Yet another which pump should I get question

Started this discussion. Last reply by badgerpapa Sep 14, 2012. 13 Replies

I know there is a boatload of discussion on this topic so I'm going to see if I can get some clarification on a couple questions I have.Background: I've been on MDI for 20 years and in the process…Continue

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badgerpapa replied to badgerpapa's discussion 'Boluses Cancelling' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Today I was watching the meter as the bolus cancelled. It said that communication was lost. The meter was on my lap and the pump on my hip. It suggested that I choose a new channel for the RF communication (given that I was in a busy restaurant with…"
Dec 19, 2012
Swainy replied to badgerpapa's discussion 'Boluses Cancelling' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"If I remember correctly it's 5 feet."
Dec 17, 2012
badgerpapa replied to badgerpapa's discussion 'Boluses Cancelling' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks for the insight. I'm leaning more toward blaming the meter. Typically, I do the bolus then once it starts I remove the strip, close the case and put the meter away. It's possible that in that time I'm hitting cancel. I will…"
Dec 17, 2012
Andrew replied to badgerpapa's discussion 'Boluses Cancelling' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I usually lock my pump because I have had a few instances where the pump cancelled a bolus or accidentally bolused 0.00 units (if you hit OK enough times). Another possibility is that when your bolus is cancelled, your pump is having a hard time…"
Dec 17, 2012
gw replied to badgerpapa's discussion 'Boluses Cancelling' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"This happens because you are hitting a button. (both the meter remote and the ping say on the screen "press any function button to cancel") This does happen to me occasionally, and I have a couple suggestions. First, if you are not hearing…"
Dec 17, 2012
daricel replied to badgerpapa's discussion 'Boluses Cancelling' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I have had my ping do this multiple times... For me, it's most likely to happen as I put the ping back into the case when starting the bolus. Some of us just grip the case differently. To help prevent this, I usually lay the pump next to my…"
Dec 17, 2012
Swainy replied to badgerpapa's discussion 'Boluses Cancelling' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I've done this a few times, but normally for me it happens when I'm re-clipping the pump to my belt mid-bolus(I prefer to bolus from my pump instead of the meter...I'm weird). I guess your best bet is to just double check that the…"
Dec 17, 2012
E-J Ohler replied to badgerpapa's discussion 'Boluses Cancelling' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I agree with Zoe I think it is your meter that might cause it to cancel. I've had my Animas 2020/Ping (same pump unit) on my belt in open clip (face out) and leather belt pouch and NEVER/EVER had a false button pushed and I'm not a couch…"
Dec 17, 2012
Zoe replied to badgerpapa's discussion 'Boluses Cancelling' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I've had my Ping for nearly two years and never had this happen! It seems pretty unlikely that you could be randomly knocking against a button on the pump. Do you clip it facing in? If so, maybe turn it around - it's pretty hardy and…"
Dec 17, 2012
badgerpapa added a discussion to the group Animas Insulin Pump Users

Boluses Cancelling

I guess the asking of the question contains the answer, but I'm going to put it out there anyway.I got started less than a week ago with my new Ping. So far things are great. One problem I've had, however, is when I have the pump on my hip (clipped to my pants) and I bolus for a meal from the meter. Twice now I must have moved during the bolus and caused it to press a button on the pump and cancel and I didn't hear or feel an alarm until a couple hours later.Should I be locking the buttons…See More
Dec 17, 2012
Jake replied to badgerpapa's discussion 'Question before I commit' in the group Roche Accu-Chek Spirit Insulin Pump Users
"Remote can calculate bolus, insulin on board, etc... and is a meter, Wish it had CGMS in it..Can pretty much do everything from remote. If i read correctly Doesnt really matter. but they ironed out a few of the annoyances such as the clock now syncs…"
Sep 25, 2012
tebbemae replied to badgerpapa's discussion 'Question before I commit' in the group OmniPod Users
"Just wanted to add my perspective as a recent convert: 1. I've only been on the pod for 2 weeks. Besides the first pod failing in the DE office (the luck!) I haven't had any issues. I called Insulet to report the issue. They were extremely…"
Sep 25, 2012
Biedronk replied to badgerpapa's discussion 'Question before I commit' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hi there, I feel for you and the pump choice. I was on minimed for years and after reading about pods I wanted to try it. I got one pod in mail and I did't like it at all. Later, I had opportunity to actually try the pod+ PDM for real x 1 week.…"
Sep 24, 2012
TruNorth1 replied to badgerpapa's discussion 'questions' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Hello Cheryl. I just got my new pump and CGM on Aug. 29 and i have to say you scared me to death with this answer because I was not told to store my sensors in the refrigerator nor were they sent with a cooling pack. So I went immediately to the…"
Sep 24, 2012
Donna replied to badgerpapa's discussion 'Questions before I commit to Animas' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"the food database is not available in Canada (or it wasn't) you can manually enter foods if you want, I have yet to be bothered doing this yet"
Sep 24, 2012
Jim replied to badgerpapa's discussion 'Question before I commit' in the group OmniPod Users
"Reliability is a minor issue. If I'm traveling, I'll carry two backups just in case -- all the pods I need plus two more. I've had to use one before that left me with only one backup, but only one time. I think there is a tendency on…"
Sep 24, 2012

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At 8:56am on September 24, 2012, Marie B said…

ooh, they'd better not discontinue the backup, I don't yet know all the deatils of my trial of the combo

At 7:55am on September 24, 2012, Marie B said…

hey Badger, I'm on the Spirit, and I've used their pumps for over 22 years. getting ready to trial the combo btw. let me know if you have any questions. personally the pod doesn't appeal to me, because it's this big plastic egg that sticks on your bod, I want the absolute smallest piece of plastic stuck on me. one of my fav things about the spirit is having the second pump as a back up. you simply do not need to have a back up plan for MDI if soemthing happens. plus, I can tell you their customer service over the entire 22+ years I've experienced has been nothing short of stellar.

At 10:21am on September 13, 2012, Holger Schmeken said…

I know we need some sort of help section to explain some of the concepts. Here is what we wrote about these numbers in the news: The App will utilize the average blood glucose of the last 30 days. Next to the symbol ⇔ you will find the average of the current hour. Furthermore next to the symbol ⇒ you will find the average of the hour after the insulin is gone (now plus 4 hours depending on your IOB settings). These statistical figures should help you to make small adjustments at the current position in time to slowly improve the coming average blood glucose. It is like a feedback loop.

At 9:30am on September 13, 2012, Holger Schmeken said…

Thanks for the info. The last package was not the correct one. It was preconfigured for another account for testing. Thus I updated the Beta package. You can use the same link for downloading. Please sync your database with the Glucosurfer before switching to the newer version. You can do this by opening the log once.

At 1:50am on September 12, 2012, Holger Schmeken said…

Hi Jeremy, thanks for your comment on the Glucosurfer. The Android market is rather huge so it is good to learn that our App has an interesting approach. We are in the testing phase of our new Android App with offline capabilities. You can find the beta release at the following location. Be warned that it might have some problems. Just let me know so we can fix them:

At 8:20am on September 11, 2012, Marie B said…

hi papa, welcome to the community! please join our Canada group

At 6:00am on September 11, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway we can help just ask us! Come join us on our live chat on the bottom of our homepage. Here's a link to help u on ur way

At 6:25pm on September 10, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home badgerpapa...fellow Canadian!
Diagnosed the day following heck of a present!
I've noticed quite a few having been dx on or near Christmas!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 4:17pm on September 10, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 2:25pm on September 10, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!




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