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Re: [IPk] Animas pump

Hi Jane

Thanks.  I could not find a web site for the UK and looked at the US 
information which is why I was confused.  I spoke to Estelle earlier today 
before I began posting on here and got lots of information.  She was, as you 
say, extremely helpful and informative.  I will speak to her again to find 
out exactly which pump it is and what the differences are.  BTW I had great 
difficulty in finding a telephone number for her.  On the pumpers' site the 
number is there but does not say who it is for.  Using Google it told me 
that it was distributed by the old distributor and I really had to search to 
find the correct information.  On the site it mentions local suppliers on 
John's page but does not give telephone numbers.  On the comparison page and 
Pat' information of each pump the web address did not work for me.

The next thing I have to do is to persuade the consultant that I want to use 
a different supplier.  I understand he has been approached by the company 
and John Davis but the DSN is still trying to stick to one company.  We left 
it that I would speak to Prof P.  Please wish me luck on Monday.  It will be 
my birthday and I do not want to be disappointed.  Of course, he may have 
very good reasons for only using the one supplier.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jane Halls" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 10:49 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Animas pump

> Hi June,
> I have heard that the new one is the IR1250, but I'm not sure that it is 
> available in UK. You'll have to ask Melissa. She generally knows all there 
> is to know about pumps, and she uses an Animas herself!
> My pump isn't programmable by PC.
> You should contact Estelle Lucas at Advanced Therapeutics. She is a member 
> here, but her email address is:
>          email @ redacted
> Jane
>>Hi Jane
>>Thank you so much for confirming what I thought were the good points about 
>>the pump.  As far as the clip is concerned, I rarely use mine as I find it 
>>very uncomfortable.  Generally I use pockets. I presume suitable pump 
>>holders are easily available.  You say you use the 1200.  Is this the 
>>newest as I thought the number was 1250 but I might be wrong?  One further 
>>point. I have heard that some pumps are programmable by PC.  Is yours?
>>. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jane Halls"
>>To: Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 5:51 PM Subject: 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.
>>>Jane 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)" To: 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 
>>>>>recommend 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 such thing as the perfect pump (yet!)
>>>>>The customer service from Animas is particularly praiseworthy.
>>>>>Cheers Celeste
>>>>>-----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 
>>>>>interested in the Animas.  Does anyone on here use one and what made 
>>>>>you choose it? For me, it seems to have minute (0.025) basel increments 
>>>>>possible and I like the sound of the bolus calculator.  Also it looks 
>>>>>as if the screen in larger proportionately than the other pumps.
>>>>>June .
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