Re: [IP] switching from a 508 to an Animas
I have to admit -- I've never pumped with anything but an Animas.
Cartridge volume hasn't been a problem for me. Pump trainer told me to
figure out how much insulin I needed for two days, add enough for
priming, and it hasn't been an issue. I will admit, I've been changing
tubing every other time not, which cuts down the amount for priming.
HOWEVER, the smaller cartridge of the I1200 would make me nuts. I use
about 250 units every three days counting priming.
Priming: Well, it does cut down on the math. I have nothing to
compare that procedure to, though.
The clip: yeah, I dont' like that either. I have gone to not wearing
the clip a lot. Did you get the leather case thing? Have you tried
it? Which reminds me, I need to do try that myself. Were you told to
put the clip outside of the pump? I was told not to and got a flyer on
that when they replaced my clip (mine broke).
The battery o-rings aren't that big of a deal. I, so far, get 8 weeks
off of batteries. I'm planning to carry a spare set around just in
case, and change every 8 weeks. FYI: Lack of O-ring might be why MM
won't work in water? Just a thought.
I believe the IR1200 will vibrate. I will admit that bothered me at
first, but I got used to it. Few people have commented on it, and when
they do, I just laugh about communicating with it. Especially the
audio bolus -- I do assume that will always be loud.
From: Jeff and Colleen <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted
Sent: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 14:56:58 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [IP] switching from a 508 to an Animas
1. Cartridge volume. I was surprised to find out that you can't
300 units of insulin in the pump, since the tubing must be primed after
2. Priming. I was also surprised that the IR1000 doesn't allow you to
certain number of units. So to "prime" your cannula, or to replace
3. The clip. How annoying that I have to have a screwdriver to remove
replace it! I normally take my clip off at least once a day, and would
4. The battery o-rings. Again, kinda annoying that I need a new
o-ring, and the
little remover device any time I need to change the batteries.
5. Beep volume. It is loud! And to do an audio bolus is at least twice
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