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Re: [IPk] Animas pump

Hi there June

I have been using an Animas pump for almost 2 years now. I chose it firstly 
because of its small size and secondly because of the way you could clip it 
on your clothes without the need for a holder. I initially tried the IR1000. 
I was allowed to keep this until my funding was agreed, which took 6 months. 
By which time the IR1200 had just become available. This pump is very small. 
The screen is very clear and the "steps" to perform the functions are very 
easy to follow. The only thing with this one was that it no longer had the 
clip attached to it, you do need to put it in a holder, if it won't fit in 
your pocket!
For me the most important advantage is the level of expertise and help I 
receive from Advanced Therapeutics.
And yes, I do use the basal increments of 0.025.
Hope this is helpful. Need to know more, just ask.

D 23 years, Animas pumper almost 2 years. Married 25 years and have 5 kids!
>Thanks Celeste for your reply.  What is it about the light you like?  You 
>mention there is no escape button and there isn't on the one I already use. 
>In order to escape, I just abandon what I was doing and it returns to 
>default mode.  Is this the same?
>How clear do you find the writing on the screen?  How good have you found 
>it inserting your food and it working out your bolus?  I presume you are 
>new to a pump.  If so I can't ask you whether it helps to avoid you going 
>hypo by knowing more about the insulin on board.  Do you use any miniscule 
>or finely set basels using the 0.025 feature?  How difficult do you find 
>the canulas to insert?  Have you had any difficulties with it.
>Sorry for all the questions but I do not know anyone who uses one.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Peachey Celeste (Devon Partnership 
>Trust)" <email @ redacted>
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 2:48 PM
>Subject: RE: [IPk] Animas pump
>>Hi June
>>I am currently trialling an Animas pump. If you are interested, I 
>>you contact Estelle on 01926 494222 for a month's trial.
>>I particularly like the lithium battery (makes the pump v lightweight) and
>>the light button. I dislike not having an escape button. But there's no 
>>thing as the perfect pump (yet!)
>>The customer service from Animas is particularly praiseworthy.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: June Searle [mailto:email @ redacted]
>>Sent: 20 June 2006 13:56
>>To: email @ redacted
>>Subject: [IPk] Animas pump
>>I have been looking at the comparison chart for pumps and am very 
>>in the Animas.  Does anyone on here use one and what made you choose it?
>>me, it seems to have minute (0.025) basel increments possible and I like 
>>sound of the bolus calculator.  Also it looks as if the screen in larger
>>proportionately than the other pumps.
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