RE: [IPk] Re: Animas Vibe
Hi Laura - I'm due for an upgrade from my 2020 and considering whether to go
with the Vibe or move to another pump that may be available to me. I am
interested to know how you are getting on with the Vibe as against your
previous Medtronic? I can see from your message of February 26 that you were
about to switch to it. Regards Mary
> Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:37:57 +0000
> Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Animas Vibe
> From: email @ redacted
> To: email @ redacted
> That's fantastic, thank you so so much for responding to topic. I am
> currently in work so can't really digest fully but great to hear your
> views. You seem to like it. When I win the lottery ill get a G4 also lol
> On Feb 26, 2014 10:09 AM, "Laura Holborow" <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > Hi John
> > I was in a similar situation to you about a month ago. I was due a new
> > and didn't want to be automatically put on the next Medtronic one
> > without seeing what the options were. I've been on Medtronic pumps for
> > about 13 years.
> > I've chosen an animas vibe and am due to get it on Thursday (I'm most
> > worried about the slightly different infusion set style as I'm generally
> > not a fan of change...or meedles!) To help make that decision my DSN gave
> > me contact details for the reps from Animas and Roche. I met up with both
> > of them and they demo-ed the pumps for me and told me more about them.
> > Could you ask your clinic to do the same for you locally?
> > Two things in particular stood out for me in choosing animas: the
> > software so I could finally have blood results from a meter I want to
> > boluses and basal info all in one place. The software will take results
> > from almost any meter -so you aren't forced to use one meter made by the
> > pump company (like Medtronic) if you want all the data easily in one
> > The other thing was the carbs and cals calculator. I'd never heard of it
> > before and it seemed an intelligent idea. I've since downloaded the app
> > my phone (there's a book too I believe) so I can see the photos of food
> > there (the way I understood it the pump could suggest the carb in, for
> > example, a "small" or "medium" sized jacket potato but I liked the idea
> > being able to SEE a photo of what it calls "small" and medium" as well -
> > least at first. It's not a brilliant app - the interface is somewhat
> > but is useful to see a photo of a portion size, as being told what carb
> > there is in 100g of something is often totally useless!
> > And finally, like you I tried the Medtronic cgms and disliked it a lot. I
> > don't use cgms all the time but would like to have the option there in
> > future. And the dexcom seemed a better unit, but haven't tried it!
> > So I can't give you any advice as a user (yet!) but my thought process
> > around the choice might help you.
> > Laura
> > *Medtronic pumper for about 13 years. Will be an animas pumper for the
> > first time on Thursday!*
> > >
> > > > On 25 February 2014 22:45, John Beer <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > > > > Hi all
> > > > > My pump is die for replacement in the next few months and I was
> > by
> > > > my
> > > > > DS that they really like the Vibe.
> > > > > I was wondering if anyone here uses the vibe and what they thought
> > > it.
> > > > > I like the idea of the food app and the ability to uploads books
> > > > carbs
> > > > > and cals onto it.
> > > > > Trouble is I have been looking and I get snippets of information
> > > and
> > > > > there but nothing solid.
> > > > > If anyone could let me know what the food app is like and how it
> > works
> > > I
> > > > > would appreciate it.
> > > > >
> > > > > John
> > .
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