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Re: [IPk] Animas pump



That's brilliant Celeste.  I do hope I get one.  The reason I am interested 
in small basels is because I am having fairly bad hypos at night.  This is 
new for me as previously I was able to trust my bg throughout the night.  I 
have had to turn the setting to 0.0 for four hours and understand we should 
not have this as a setting.  In spite of it, I even went hypo twice last 
night and was still only 3.1 when I got up.  I just do not know what to do. 
I cannot work out why I have excess insulin.  This pump is hopefully going 
to solve the problem.  Regarding insertion I was told that 90 degree sets 
were coming but I did not know they were here.  I am used to using an 
inserter and am not sure about not using one.  There is lots to learn.

June


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peachey Celeste (Devon Partnership Trust)" 
<email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 9:47 AM
Subject: RE: [IPk] Animas pump


> Cripes!
>
> I have also tested the Mini Med, and that is my main comparison.
>
> The light is an independent button which can be activated at any time. On
> the Mini Med I could only activate the light prior to activating 
> functions.
>
> Yes, you can abandon, I just liked the Mini Med's escape button!
>
> The CarbSmart Feature is excellent, you can plug in your insulin/carb 
> ratios
> (and blood glucose, if desired) and it will come up with a magic figure to
> bolus.
>
> I have not missed the IOB as yet. Can someone else comment on this?
>
> I'm not finely tuned enough yet to move beyond whole units! Can someone 
> else
> comment on this?
>
> As far as cannulas are concerned, Animas do provide their own 45 and 90
> degree sets. I also (cheekily) asked Roche and Medtronic to send me a bag 
> of
> 90 degree samples through the post, which are compatible with the Animas
> pump. I'm making a final decision next week.
>
> The Roche one I liked is the Flex Link. They have a variety of lead 
> lengths.
> The cannula is smoother than a baby's bum, and they also supply separate
> needles (I'm really grateful for this, as I keep getting it wrong!)
>
> Medtronic have their Quick Set, fantastic design with an insertion 
> plunger.
> I only got it wrong once using the plunger. The set is designed so that 
> the
> cannula is filled prior to insertion.
>
> Speaking as a girly, I really like the Animas funky pump covers. I also 
> hope
> to get hold of the gizmo which sits at the back of the pump and tidies up
> excess cable!
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: June Searle [mailto:email @ redacted]
> Sent: 20 June 2006 17:04
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IPk] Animas pump
>
> 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.
>
> June
>
> ----- 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
>> 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
>>
>> Hi
>>
>> 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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