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Old 07-25-2015, 18:20   #1
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Hello, This is all so new. I've been a diabetic for 35 years and am into my fifth day with a new Animus Vibe and Dexcom CGM. I am overwhelmed to say the least but hopefully will get some info that we help me to learn what I am suppose to do.

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Hello, I am a new pumper with an Animus Vibe and Dex com CGM. If any pumper out there has any ideas or knowledge they have learned along the way. I would like to hear about it.

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Have the Animus people not provided training for you?




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Hi jt, welcome to the forum. There are several pumpers here that will chime in when they get on. Weekends are a little slow on the forum so don't give up hope too soon and feel like you are being neglected. I know very little about insulin and even less about pumps or CGM's. If I ever get to needing to know about controlling BG with a pump, the guys and gals here can tell you outright or offer info on the best place to read about it.

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Old 07-25-2015, 23:20   #5
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Have the Animus people not provided training for you?
Yes Shanny, I'm in the six week course for pumpers that they offer. But I was hoping to hear from long time pumpers that have gone through the learning curve. It has been a real challenge. Even showering takes a little thought and planning. I've got dachshunds that seem to be tangled in the tubing daily. Like to hear how other carry their pumps.

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Yes Shanny, I'm in the six week course for pumpers that they offer. But I was hoping to hear from long time pumpers that have gone through the learning curve. It has been a real challenge. Even showering takes a little thought and planning. I've got dachshunds that seem to be tangled in the tubing daily. Like to hear how other carry their pumps.
I have a medtronic pump. Carry the pump? I put it in my pocket or clip to my pants. I'm not wearing a dress except to funerals and I don't plan on hiding it.

Showering? Take it off and take a shower.

At night I most often put it in a sock, that way the pump moves with you when you turn over and stuff.

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Old 07-25-2015, 23:44   #7
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Thanks I'll try the sock thing tonight

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There are books that give very good info about pumping. I recommend the book "Pumping Insulin" by John Walsh. I bought my copy on amazon.com

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There are books that give very good info about pumping. I recommend the book "Pumping Insulin" by John Walsh. I bought my copy on amazon.com
Thanks Richard, funny my copy arrived in the mail today. It seems to be a very good book. This is all so new and takes a lot of effort. I'm on an Animus Vibe and Dexcom CGM both devices seemingly much smarter than me. But I'm catching on slowly. Fine tuning is slow and methodical.....guess that's the way it is to be.

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There are groups on Facebook that can help a lot. Two large groups of Dexcom users and a group of Animas users too.

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