Thursday, October 25, 2012

Beep Beep.

Anyone else ever have the inclination to Armor All their insulin pump buttons?

Vroom!
No? Just me. Okay.

But really... Animas, you should sell a pump detailing kit. Something to buff out the marks the pump housing accumulates, a new screen protector, and some Q-tips that will actually fit in the crevices of the battery cap. Actually, maybe just include a new pump cap. Yes.

I want the stuff that I wear to look good - and a mildly beat-up insulin pump struggles to deliver on that demand.

13 comments:

  1. I've had my pump less than 48 hours and I already have a small scratch on the top and some gunk stuck to the screen protector. I have a feeling it will be nasty in 4 years!

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  2. You can get new screen protectors and caps and stuff. But, like you said, they need to just do a kit. :)

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  3. Even though I'm a Med-T user, I couldn't agree more!

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  4. I have an older version of the Animas pump. It has scratches and recently suffered a crack when I replaced the battery. I do wear it in a nylon case with velcro closure that comes in lots of colors, so no one really sees it, but rather than replace the now cracked one with the Ping, I have decided to switch to the Omnipod because my biggest issue with the pump is the tubing! I keep getting caught up on things like drawer pulls and such, or my clip will come undone and when I stand up it is dangling! Ouch!

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  5. I have "clothes" for my Animas pump. When I got her there was a coupon for one free case/covering/rubbery thing. I'm thinking of getting her more clothes for Christmas (shh... don't tell her). To get the dust and fuzzies out of the small areas I have a new hearing aide cleaning brush. It works, but a custom kit would be ideal.

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  6. I should have gotten a screen protector for my new Medtronic pump when I got it. I have a tendency to run into door frames so the screen is all scratched up.

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  7. One of the best things Medtronic did with the Revel is make the buttons all black. Those white-turned-off-white-turned-yellow buttons were appalling. As for the nicks and scratches, I call that "personalization". It helps identify mine in a group of others. (That, and the tubing that tethers it to my body)

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  8. Since my pump lives in my bra 17 hours a day, that screen protector got pretty ugly pretty fast. I started finding chunks stuck to my skin at night. The awesome Kemit greenness of my ping is now a bubbled, black-ish tye dye of fadedness, too. I guess it's not designed for such ... close territory. I like to think that my boobs are providing all the protection that Batman II needs.

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  9. My Ping screen cover has marks all over it. Most are orange. They happen to be the same exact color as the paint in my hallway which makes me wonder how often I slide along my wall...?
    I am ready for the detailing kit too!

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    1. An alcohol wipe will clean the paint right off the pump screen cover! It's magic. If I don't have my Ping in my pocket It's sure to get paint on it. I never knew I hit the wall so much. :)

      My dream pump will be tubless. Not the Omnipod though. Didn't work for me. I have hopes for the Tandem too. Very cool looking. !

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  10. Oy! The first time I removed the skin off Justin's pump... EW! I sat there FOREVER trying to get all the cracks clean... Even the little indent around the screen had stuff in it. Detailing kit is defiantly in order.

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  11. I've replaced the screen protector and am about to order the replacement battery cap and reservoir cap. All packaged together in a kit would be nice though!

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  12. I'm just impressed that yours still says, "OK." Mine just says "C" and then *smudge*.

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