Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Officially pumping Animas 2020

Last week, I travelled back to my hospital (thank goodness for flexitime at work!) to pick up my new pump. Things have moved fast over the past few weeks, with funding being confirmed, my pump being ordered the next day, and me collecting it about a week later.

I'm still adjusting to wear it. I've worn a Medtronic for the last 6 months and I could operate that with my eyes shut. Having a new pump, as easy as it is to use, is making me much more aware of what I'm doing with it! I have to think about each time I push a button, as I'm not totally familiar with it just yet.

I didn't get much training from my health care team on how to use the pump, so a lot of things I'm discovering slowly. It took me a week to work out how to get the clip off (confession: I had to be shown). I only discovered the bolus button 2 days ago! Perhaps if I'd read the instruction manual thoroughly I would have found these things earlier, but I've always been more of a button pusher than a page turner when it comes to new gadgets!


Angie said...

*waves little animas flag*

It took me a while to figure out all the little things too - once you've got the basics set up I found it wasn't til I actually needed a particular function that I went looking for it.

If I can answer any questions give me a shout! :)

Lesley said...

That's great news! Glad you're loving it.

I'm a "practical learner" too ;-)

Why not come along to the IP-UK London meet up on Friday and talk to some other Animas 2020 users?