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[IP] Problems with Animas pump

I have been pumping since 2/01. I've been quite pleased with the service
from Animas, but I am very frustrated and concerned about the pump problems
I have had. My first pump worked fine for 3-4 months. Then, over several
months, I had extreme difficulty priming. It was so frustrating! Finally, it
just wouldn't prime anymore. So, I got a replacement pump. (Tech service did
indeed identify a faulty priming mechanism was to blame. My second pump,
which I got early Sept., just went bad yesterday. The screen would black out
as I was working with it. I also had problems with having to press the enter
key anywhere from 1-5 times before the screen would wake up. I replaced the
batteries and that was not the problem. The problem was also sporadic. 

What have others experienced with their pumps - whether Animas, Minimed or
Disetronic? If this is normal, I'm not sure I can want to have to allocate
hours and hours to fixing pump problems.

Appreciate your feedback!
Kathy S.
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