I’ve been mainly “listening in” for the past couple of months and have learned quite a it from everyones’ discussions.
I received my Ping package and three months of supplies a couple days ago and have been familiarizing myself with the Ping and meter remote. The depth of functionality I can explore is somewhat limited without “loading” the pump, but both devices seem easy to navigate and understand. I’ll bet the meter remote has screen envy. The meter remote screen isn’t bad, but it really looks “challenged” compared to the Ping screen.
I’ve been progressing through the workbook. The time I’ve spent reading (“Pumping Insulin” and “Smart Pumping”), taking the online courses from Animas, and perusing resources such as tudiabetes.com preparing for pumping seems to be paying off, as a good deal of what I’ve covered so far feels more like a review than new information. There’s still much to learn. I’m psyched to get through the training and “go live”.
My only hiccup is it appears the ezmanager max cd I received is damaged, as I can’t install the app to my Vista PC. Jack at Animas support is ending me a replacement cd.
I have a question. My giant box of stuff didn’t include the IR cable to allow interaction with the pump via ezmanager max. Was that an oversight, or do I have to purchase that separately? $115.00 for a IR to USB interface seems a bit stiff, particularly immediately in the aftermath of the pump purchase.