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Pumping Easy: The Animas IR-1200 Insulin Pump

By Jesus Chirino

The challenges that come along with diabetes are many. The mental and physical struggles that a diabetic has to go through on a daily basis are very tiring. Regular blood glucose testing, having a healthy diet and making sure to follow the right exercise routine are vital tasks that a person with diabetes has to stay on top of at all times.

Insulin delivery is another diabetic task that can be challenging, time consuming and inconvenient. Fortunately, for many diabetics, technology has provided more ease of use, convenience and reliability in a high tech insulin delivery device called an insulin pump. Insulin pump manufacturers have provided many different insulin pump models that provide different features. If you are considering going on a pump, which one is right for you? Finding out some of the features that different pumps offer may help you determine which one fits your needs.

In this article, we will go over some of the main features of the Animas IR 1200 Insulin Pump.

Insulin Pumps are an effective insulin delivering device used by many diabetics. Pumping insulin takes away the hassles of injecting the insulin multiple times a day.
Since 2000, Animas has been a leading company in the manufacturing of pumps. Their third generation pump, the IR1200, makes pumping easier and more convenient. Let us take a look at some of the features that this pump has to offer and that make it a great tool in diabetes management.

The Animas IR 1200 is one of the smallest pumps available in the market, yet it has a large, high resolution screen easy to see and operate. The pump is easy to program through the menu, making it convenient and easy to use for anyone.

The Animas IR 1200 uses one AA lithium battery which lasts up to eight weeks, giving it a long range of power. One AA alkaline battery can also be used and will last approx three weeks. The pump is also compatible with many infusion sets because it uses Luer lock connections. You can choose from various sets and decide which one is more convenient for you.

With the IR 1200, you can correct your bolus easily and automatically. The pump stores your previous 600 boluses, 270 basal rates, 30 alarms, 60 primes and 30 suspends. It offers basal rate increments as small as 0.025 units, making it easier and more precise to adjust. It packs 200 units in its reservoir.

The IR 1200 is waterproof in 12 feet of water for 24 hours. It also has a line of accessories that enables you to personalize it and make it fun.

These are just a few of the many great things that the Animas IR 1200 pump has to offer. An update to this pump, the IR 1250 has even more cool features for more convenience. For more information visit .

Diabetes and insulin injections can be challenging and painful. The Animas IR 1200 insulin pump is definitely a great tool for daily diabetes management.

For more information on diabetes, the causes, complication and related treatment options visit
About the Author
Jesus Chirino is webmaster of Your Life with Diabetes, a website dedicated to providing free diabetes information and resources.

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