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Re: [IP] Animas Question
> but now we would like to hear from people
> that have the Animas or
> used to have the Animas pump. Have you had any
> problems? What problems did
> you have? They said they replaced all their pumps
> in the spring of this
I have an Animas pump. The only thing I had a problem
with was condensation on the display screen, but it
was my fault. The pump is waterproof as long as the
battery compartment door is sealed extremely tight. I
did not do that so water got in and corroded the
batteries. Needless to say I threw those batteries
out and called the company about the condensation. I
just had to let the pump dry out overnight, which was
a pain. I had to go back to injections, ugh!! My
pump is working fine. All this happened about 2 weeks
ago. This summer I have been swimming with my pump
and take daily showers with it. Now I know every time
I change the set to check the battery compartment.
I have found the Animas people to be friendly and
helpful. When I got my pump, they dealt with my
insurance company directly, no stress to me. I just
had to give Animas a 3 month log of my sugars.
As far as replacing pumps this spring, I think they
have a newer pump, the R1000-A. I have the R1000.
The R1000A lets you have a higher basal rate, I think
up to 10/hr. My highest rate is up to 4.95/hr.
Most people think I wear a beeper, so I do like the
small size. Bottom line, no matter what pump you
decide to get for your daughter, it's a good choice.
My only regret is that I did not get a pump sooner!
Good Luck and hope this helps.
T1 dx'd 4/78, pumping 1/2001
waiting for my little girl to arrive 9/25/01!!
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