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Re: [IPp] RE: Infusions Sets and Pump Choices

Hey Rebecca!
 We haven't even been pumping one month yet. We also are having trouble with the
cozmonitor starting up. I will try different strips, take the battery cover off,
and eventually it works. We are using the Animas Insets and so far they are
great. We had some trouble with them staying on for 3 days, but we started using
the IV3000 things and they stay put. We are just now learning. I am glad to hear
I am not alone with the cozmonitor issue..

Mom of Caleb 11 y/o   Diagnosed March 14th 2003
> > 
> We looked at the Animas 1200 and the Cozmo pumps. We finally decided to
> get the Cozmo mainly because it had less text on the screen at one time,
> and the suggested insulin dose comes up automatically and all Lynnea has
> to do is press enter. On the Animas, there seemed to be a lot of text on
> the screen and once the suggested insulin dose is on the screen, you
> still have to input that number. Lynnea seemed to get lost in all that
> text and kept making mistakes in how much insulin to give herself. (She
> has some vision issues; currently getting vision therapy).
> However, now that we have the Cozmo and are trying to use it, Lynnea is
> getting very frustrated as to how bulky it is and how to wear it. She has
> pump packs, but it is still hard to get it in and out. Also, our
> Cozmonitor doesn't always work the first or even second time. We turn it
> on, put in a strip, and sometimes nothing happens, sometimes the pump
> turns off, and we have to put the strip in several times to get it to
> work. Does anyone else have this problem?
> Now I am questionning as to whether I made the right choice. Maybe she
> would have learned how to use the Animas in time. But, maybe we will get
> used to the Cozmo in time too. I am just currently very unsure that I
> chose correctly and maybe should have waited longer to decide.
> We are also having problems getting the sites to stick. We started with
> Quicksets, but they kept falling off in about 24 hours (after using IV
> prep and/or Skin Prep). We got an order of Insets yesterday and we are
> trying one of those now. Any other suggestions for making them stick?
> During her saline trial, we had to use Unisolve to get it off. Now I
> can't get them to stay on to save my life! I don't know what I am doing
> differently.
> Anyway, thanks for letting me vent. I have learned a lot from this group
> and like to hear other people's experiences.  Starting the pump was
> harder than I thought. A lot of issues to work through.
> Rebecca, mother to: Amber, 21 Cambria, 17 Nathan, 16 Lynnea age 8,
> diagnosed IDDM 1/03, currently pumping Cozmo (Father David currently
> serving in Iraq, due back in April 2005) Seattle, WA
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