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[IP] Animas Pump

Kevin - what a wonderful description of the Animas pump.  I have had mine 
for 3 1/2 months and totally agree with you on everything.  I might add that 
the basals can be set in hundredths of a unit and the basal delivery is 
every 3 minutes just like Dis.  The Animas Clinical Manager came to my 
training along with my CDE and Endo.  All the service people, ins. people, 
and clinical manager have been very helpful to me when I call and I always 
receive prompt service.  I was referred to the rep. in my area by being in 
on the Animas Chat on the IP website in November and they were all very 
helpful to get me to the right person.

<From: "Kevin Neth" <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] Re: Animas Pump

I have been on the Animas pump for a little over 7 months now and here is
what i have found.  The people at Animas are great, they did a great job at
training me to use the pump.  I am a college student and use and abuse my
pump to the max.  I swim with it once or twice a week.  I play football,
basketball, and every other sport with is on. I love how tough it is, i have
jumped off the top off my bunk bed and had the pump hit the ground a ton of
times and no problems.  The pump is made out of the same stuff as football
helmets so it takes a lick'n and keeps on tick'n.  I wear my pump in my sock
when i am in mesh shorts so i love how thin the pump is.  The menu driven
screen is so easy to use.  It has an option that lets you keep the screen on
long or a short time (after the 1st two or three days on the pump i have
only used the short time - which saves a ton of power.)  I have only had to
change the batteries in the pump 3 times, and the batteries are a common
size that you can buy anywhere.  The screen also lights up so it is easy to
use even in dark areas.  Some people think that you can't do all of the
bolus options you can with the MM pumps, but you can!  The pump does make
you hit a few more buttons to do things but that is because it is all menu
driven so you do not have to learn or remember anything.  The cart. for the
insulin goes in the bottom of the pump and opens in such a way that it will
not fly open just because you drop it on the floor.  I love that I can
change the color of my pump when ever i fell like it (i have silver, blue,
yellow, red, purple, white, green, orange...)  It can do an audio bolus,
normal bolus, extended bolus, and any combination to make it do what ever
you want.  The history option tells me how much insulin i have used a day
for the last 4 days plus the day i am on.  It will tell me my past 12
boluses. It has a ton of basal options, 4 different programs with a ton of
changes during each of those.  It has a temp basal.  You can use it in
English or Spanish.  Well this is getting long so i will shut up.  I have
lots of other good points to the pump, let me know if you want to hear more.

K. Neth (19 year old college student- 10 years D)

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