Re: [IP] Tamper Resistant (Locked) Feature on ANIMAS 2020
OK....here is my take. I'm assuming that you received an owner's/
instruction manual with your pump. Being a life-supporting medical
device, a thorough reading of said manual should have been the FIRST
thing you did before you even tried to use the pump. The Animas pump
(I have a 1250) has a lock feature so that children, especially,
cannot make any adjustments to the pump or initiate boluses
themselves. The lock feature does not interfere with insulin
delivery whatsoever, it only locks the control buttons so that no
changes can be made without first unlocking the pump. If you didn't
receive a manual with your pump, please disregard all of my comments
I have made, but the really smart consumer would have read the manual
first. Remember, buying an insulin pump is not like buying a
toaster. With a toaster, if you screw up, you've only burned a few
slices of bread. With an insulin pump, if you screw up, you could
be in the hospital emergency room, or worse. I would hate to use the
term "negligence" or "ignorance" here, but they come to mind very
quickly, based on the nature of the post. I'm not trying to come
down hard on you, but when you're dealing with your health,
"accidents" or "mistakes" can be risky, dangerous, or fatal....I
think you need to take off your pump, read the entire manual a few
times, learn how everything works, then start over. If you live with
someone, you need to able to explain how your pump works so that can
help you is you're unconscious. Your significant other, roommate,
relative, etc, needs to know about the lock feature on your pump.
When your BG is at about 20, and you're unconscious, that is not the
time for someone else to be looking for the owners manual. I would
hate to ask how many people buy a new car and have never read the
owners manual....probably far too many---same thing here.
On Apr 5, 2008, at 6:43 PM, Ann((a)) Kiff wrote:
> I've had a fun day. Changed my infusion set this a.m. - using Inset
> 30. Took 3
> attempts - wasted 2 Inset 30's - urrrhhhh!!! I had a few gushers -
> filled up with blood - that's a first for me - so I've joined the
> club <lol>.
> Third try tho' - infusion set isn't in right I think - I'm pretty
> <lol> - area is abit painful to touch - and I see more of the
> cannula then I
> normally have seen. May change it later for a regular Comfort set
> since my cat
> likes to knead my tummy and this won't be happening with the way my
> set is installed in me right now.
> Next event just now which is my main concern. I'm getting the odd
> or is it just infusion set doing weird things at my waistband where
> I have the
> pump clipped on. Screen is saying "Locked". I'm thinking to myself
> - "what
> the heck?". I didn't even know there was a "Lock" control on this
> pump (I'm
> still new at pumping). So, I go to the manual to figure out what
> this is all
> about. It took a few attempts to "unlock" it probably because of
> being in
> semi-panic mode my sausage fingers weren't working right. I tried
> to see if I
> could find out how long it had been in the "Locked" position - but
> found anything yet.
> Has this ever happened to anyone? In order for it to have gone
> into the
> "Locked" mode - I would have had to have touched both the Up/Down
> buttons at the same time. I did neither (I was yanking up floor
> boards today
> - so maybe by accident I banged the pump - but don't think so).
> Ohhhh - this
> is so aggravating!!!
> BTW, blood sugars were 4.8 mmol/L (87 for you Americans) - I
> checked after the
> "lock down". So that is a relief at least (was ready to go back to
> MDI after
> this experience - but have calmed down since typing this out).
> Thanks for hearing me out.
> Anna from Montreal
> Animas 2020 - pumping since January 2008 - self taught so far -
> hoping Animas
> helps me find an English speaking diabetic educator so I can use
> this pump to
> it's full advantage.
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