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And More Pump Adjustment
June 30, 2011
I find myself late in the second week of life with my new insulin pump, the Animas OneTouch Ping. As I informed you last week, my plan for the next several blog entries is to write up my reactions to life with this device, touching on differences I observe after having spent four years with the Deltec Cozmo insulin pump.
For those of you who’ve made the switch from one brand of pump to another, you may very well agree with me that for the most part there’s not much difference between pumps — insofar that they’re all insulin-delivery systems. Except… that’d be like saying that all cars aren’t much different because they all have four wheels and are a mode of transportation. So, yes, there are differences to talk about, and this week:
The thing is, as I said, relative to other Type 1s I know, I don’t use all that much insulin. How frustrating this must be for those of you who have to change your reservoir every day or two. Three days seems too frequent to me. Maybe I’ve been spoiled, but an extra 100 units makes a huge difference. The 300-unit Deltec Cozmo reservoir seems a luxury in hindsight. Oh that cavernous plastic space into which I’d dump that lifesaving synthetic substance, all those units I took for granted. I’d go for four, maybe five days at a time without having to stop and unload, refill, reprime, and so on.
Next week I have a few things to say about test strips and size of meter-remotes, as well as whatever else comes up in my honeymoon phase with this new Animas insulin pump. Until then, may you enjoy your summer!
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