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Re: [IP] Animas R1000
In a message dated 5/31/02 email @ redacted writes:
<< Can't anyone find anything negative to say about Animas? I've been looking
for a negative for 5 months and since my daughter starts pumping insulin
through a R1000 on Monday, I am glad to say I have yet to find one >>
LOL When I got my Animas a couple months ago, I posted something about
having trouble seeing the screen and being suprised that no one had mentioned
the motor noise, and I immediately got a call from the service rep.
But now what I know what the screen says <gr.>, I am reading it much better.
The numbers are plenty large enough. And they sent me a slightly less noisy
pump (I can still hear the motor in a quiet room when I have the pump in my
pocket, but I seldom notice it anymore). I do find that I still occasionally
forget to press "Go" for a bolus, so have left it with a bolus beep, which is
a little disappointing because I was looking forward to being able to bolus
without others hearing, but that need comes up only rarely and, anyway, I
might eventually get better about remembering that last step <gr.>. Bolusing
takes more steps than it did with my MM507c. My obsessive-compulsive
approach to diabetes management is somewhat challenged by the TDD being
rounded off, the primes being included in it (the 507c had a separate "prime"
button), and the inability to know just EXACTLY how much I missed during my
shower, but I recognize that that precision was not meaningful in the way the
0.05 increment is for me. (And I can always stay disconnected after my
shower till a time when I have used exactly 0.1 or a multiple of it<gr.>).
And these last couple perimenopausal months have been much easier with the 4
basal programs. When I need to change my basal rates (often by approximately
doubling or halving, but having a bigger change in the early morning hours),
I am always doing it because I have either been running low or high, and
those are times when I am just not at my best for that kind of task. Having
the 24 hour program already in the pump, and just having to change programs,
has been a HUGE help. As has the % temp basal.
But I do miss being able to do an 8 hour extended bolus (I can do 4 hour)--
some stomachs are slower than others. I can more-or-less duplicate it with a
temp basal, but sometimes not exactly <gr.>.
I love the Animas, and I loved the Minimed <gr.>.
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