RE: [IPk] Animas pump
The hypos sound awful, and I know what its like when they take over your
The 90 degree sets have not officially arrived from Animas yet, but I was
lucky enough to trial one.
Good luck and don't let the hypos grind you down!
From: June Searle [mailto:email @ redacted]
Sent: 21 June 2006 12:46
To: email @ redacted
Subject: 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.
----- 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
> 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
> 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
> (and blood glucose, if desired) and it will come up with a magic figure to
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> I only got it wrong once using the plunger. The set is designed so that
> cannula is filled prior to insertion.
> Speaking as a girly, I really like the Animas funky pump covers. I also
> 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
> 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
> inserting your food and it working out your bolus? I presume you are new
> 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
> 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)
>> 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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