[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Re: [IP] Animas R1000 switchover from MM 508
At 04:22 AM 7/5/2002 email @ redacted wrote:
>Never had to
>do that many for corrections in a day. At 8:00 PM, I finally was in the
>normal range (89).
>Went to bed last night and was 151. Fasting test this AM was
202. Bolused 8
>units to cover the high and the donut I had for breakfast. 1.5 hours later,
> I was 294. Bolused 10 units, an hour later I am 249.
>I am at wits end, and am really thinking about going back to my 508. Any
>comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I went from a MM 507 to an Animas in March. I personally would have changed
the old set, before using the new pump. You also have to recognize that the
Animas delivers insulin differently than the MM. Instead of doing it
gradually, it's pushing it through much more quickly. This may make a
difference in your absorption rate and you may need to change your basals,
insulin/carb ratios (etc.) a bit to accommodate this. I would recommend
testing a lot more frequently during the transition to the new pump (just
like you did when you first started the MM 508) to try and figure out the
Have you had any training on the new pump? Although I thought that the
instructions a pretty clear, there are a enough major differences between
the two pumps that you really do need to break a number of old habits. I
would either talk to your doctor, a CDE or call Animas to schedule some
hands-on pump training as soon as possible.
(who loves his new pump)
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml