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Animas Insulin Pumps Are Being Discontinued And “users Must Be Supported”

Animas Insulin Pumps Are Being Discontinued And “users Must Be Supported”

Diabetes care company Animas is to close down. This means that in the long term, Animas Vibe insulin pumps will no longer be available. The sale of all Animas Vibe and OneTouch Ping insulin pumps has been discontinued with immediate effect in the US and Canada. For Europe and the UK this process, which will see Animas ceasing operation and sale of pumps, will take much longer. Johnson & Johnson, the firm behind Animas, said on 5 October 2017 that Animas pumps and products will continue to be available through healthcare providers and for sale as normal in the UK for an as yet unconfirmed but limited period of time. Johnson & Johnson will provide further information for UK Animas pump users, including what their options are for using different pumps, in due course. The firm has also said Animas will continue to provide customer service, training and warranty support, including providing pump supplies that are used with the Animas Vibe, during a limited ‘transition period’. The length of time this will be available has yet to be confirmed. Other Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care companies, including blood glucose monitoring focused Lifescan, which includes OneTouch branded products, and Calibra, producers of an insulin patch pump, are not included in this change. Karen Addington, UK Chief Executive of JDRF said: “This news is concerning and JDRF is monitoring the situation. Users of these particular insulin pumps must not be negatively affected in any way. They should be supported by Animas and their healthcare team to move smoothly on to alternative pumps.” If you have any questions about how this might affect you please call Animas Patient Support on 0800 055 6606 in the UK or 1800 812 715 in Republic of Ireland. Continue reading >>

Animas Onetouch Ping Insulin Pump Review

Animas Onetouch Ping Insulin Pump Review

The latest Animas insulin pump is called the OneTouch Ping. It is safe to say that there is no other insulin pump currently on the market with some of the pumps unique characteristics. The pump combines a pump with a remote control and glucose meter to deliver a sophisticated, yet straight forward solution to pumping. The Ping is manufactured by Animas Corporation. Animas is a division of Johnson & Johnson. This affiliation allows the Ping to be designed using OneTouch glucose meter technology to deliver a one stop solution to glucose management. There are many advantages of features that Animas has incorporated into the pump. Here are a few. SMALL BASAL RANGE: Insulin can be delivered to as low as 0.025 U/hr. This is the smallest available. METER REMOTE: This is the key difference for the Ping. You get the insulin pump and a device called the meter remote. With the remote feature, you can control the insulin pump. With the meter features, you can test your glucose levels, like a normal glucose meter, and communicate these results to your pump. CALORIE KING: You can program up to 500 foods and their nutritional values into the meter /remote. This allows you to make adjustments to your insulin levels on the fly. DISPLAY: The color screen is self illuminating. WATER PROOF: Go ahead, leave it in up to 12 feet of water for 24 hours. Not sure why you would do this, but go ahead anyway and the pump will be fine. Seriously, if you like to swim for exercise, this is a good waterproof pump option. The company has 24/7, 365 day customer service to help with any questions. Also, the company has a generous upgrade policy to save you money. Despite all of the key advantages above, the OneTouch Ping may not be for everyone. First, the reservoir is only 200 units. The majority of pum Continue reading >>

Customers In Countries Outside U.s. And Canada

Customers In Countries Outside U.s. And Canada

Animas Corporation intends to exit the insulin pump business and discontinue the manufacturing and sale of Animas® Vibe® and OneTouch Ping® insulin pumps. This decision was extremely difficult and comes following an extensive exploration of all viable other options for the Animas business. We have selected Medtronic as our partner-of-choice to facilitate a seamless insulin delivery system transition period. One of the reasons we chose Medtronic as our partner-of-choice is because of its strong track record providing outstanding patient care and support. For over 30 years, Medtronic has been a global leader in the treatment of those living with diabetes, and we are confident that they will provide outstanding support to our patients and their care teams. If you are currently using an Animas pump and pump supplies, you will continue to receive pump support and services. Specifically, Animas will continue to provide customer service and warranty support, including providing pump supplies that are used in conjunction with the Animas® Vibe® and OneTouch Ping® insulin pumps, through a transition period. As part of our continued commitment to patient care, Animas will honor pump warranties. We recognize that patients living with diabetes rely on our products to provide critical care, and we want to reassure patients and their care teams that we will be there, every step of the way, throughout this process. For patients, caregivers and healthcare providers in the U.S. and Canada, this announcement means: Animas has discontinued the sale of all Animas® Vibe® and OneTouch Ping® insulin pumps effective immediately. If you are on a pump with a warranty that expires on or after September 30, 2019, you or your pump supplier will be contacted by a member of the Medtronic tran Continue reading >>

Fda Approves Animas Onetouch Vibe Plus

Fda Approves Animas Onetouch Vibe Plus

Read Insulin Pump Helps Woman Escape Kidnapping. In late December 2016, Johnson & Johnson announced it had gained FDA approval for the (read carefully) Animas OneTouch Vibe Plus. Whats the major difference between the two systems? This insulin pump system is integrated with the Dexcom G5 CGM technology. Got that? The Vibe used the G4, and the Vibe Plus uses the G5. Dexcom had a similar kind of regulatory year in 2015, when it announced FDA approval for the G4 in January, and approval for the G5 in August of that year. As Diabetes Mine reported at the time of the G5 approval, the swiftness of FDA approval caught even Dexcom execs off-guard. Read The Pros and Cons of Pump Therapy. There are, of course, a lot of similarities between the Vibe and the Vibe Plus, which was also approved by Health Canada. Both have the selling point of being approved for use by children ages 2 and up, and both allow the ability to monitor glucose readings on the pump and on smartphone devices. The biggest difference is that Vibe Plus users dont have to carry a separate receiver for the CGM end of the technology. The Vibe Plus approval news allowed Johnson & Johnson to close out the year on a good news cycle. Earlier in the year, the company warned customers th at the OneTouch Ping was theoretically vulnerable to hacking, according to a Reuters report . A security firm had determined that a hacker standing within 25 feet of a pump user could trick the pump system into giving an insulin dose if the Ping was in a wireless setting. While such a risk was extremely low, it represented the first time that a medical device company warned customers of hacking risk. There have been no reports of similar concerns with the Vibe pump systems. A commercial release date for the Vibe Plus has not yet been se Continue reading >>

Insulin Pump Hacking Could Kill You

Insulin Pump Hacking Could Kill You

While most hackers focus their efforts on computers and mobile devices, the Internet of Things offers a world of opportunity to wreak havoc on a wide array of poorly secured gadgets. On the other hand, it also offers an opportunity for researchers to find and patch these vulnerabilities before they cause financial harm, or worse. The latest vulnerability falls squarely into the "worse" category. The Animas OneTouch Ping Pump, a smart external insulin pump, is vulnerable to remote hacking, which not to put too fine a point on it could probably kill its users. Boston-based security firm Rapid7 hosted a blog post about the subject, which is as unnerving as it is well-documented. Researcher Jay Radcliffe who unearthed a similar insulin pump vulnerability a few years back spent some time investigating the OneTouch Ping and discovered that its lack of encryption leaves the device wide open to attacks and exploits. For those who have never come in contact with one, the OneTouch Ping is a smart insulin pump, which connects to an external glucose monitor via radio frequencies. Users can self-administer insulin with the pump, or leave the device in the hands of an aide or caretaker. Under ordinary circumstances, users and their doctors can determine the right amount of insulin to administer. A malefactor, though, could play with the doses, and leave diabetic users with too much insulin, or none at all. The hack is complex, but in a nutshell, here's how it works: The pump and the glucose monitor communicate wirelessly, but use a cleartext protocol rather than encrypted communications. As such, sniffing them out on a computer that can receive the signals and also transmit malicious signals is trivial for someone talented in radio manipulation. While the devices do not communicate Continue reading >>

Uploading Your Animas Ping Or Vibe Insulin Pump

Uploading Your Animas Ping Or Vibe Insulin Pump

Uploading your Animas Ping or Vibe Insulin Pump A Tidepool Account - if you do not have a Tidepool account, you can create one for free at . Installed the latest version of the Tidepool Uploader - if you have not installed the Tidepool Uploader, you can download the latest version at . An Animas IR Cable -to read data from an Animas pump, you must use a custom USB-to-infrared cable.This is the cable thattypically comes with the Animaspump. 1. Connect the Animas IR Cable to your computer If you don't have the ActiSYS IR cable, please visit this website to request a cable from Animas . It is model number ACT-IR224UN-Li2. Our driver is designed to work with cables with a serial number that starts with TA.If you have a cable with a different serial number, please contact us at [email protected] Launch the Tidepool Uploader and log in to your account. Confirm "Animas" is one of your Devices. You can change your devices by selecting "Choose Devices" from the menu under your name. Confirm the Tidepool Uploader is set to the right time zone. Disconnect your Animas pump and put it in Suspend mode. Align the back side of the pump with the end of the IR cable. Ideally, the cable and the device will be a few centimeters apart. Please Note: If the pump and the IR dongle are not communicating as intended, try turning the cable's end onto its side, or raising the IR dongle to get the pump and cable into closer alignment. Click Upload.Leaving the Uploader selected on your computer (in front of other windows) will allow it to execute the upload more quickly. After the upload is complete, resume insulin delivery.You can upload another device or click "See data" to view your uploaded data. Please note: The pump screen must stay lit and the pump and cable must remain in alignment for Continue reading >>

Animas Corporation's Onetouch(r) Ping(tm) Glucose Management System Cleared By Fda (jobs)

Animas Corporation's Onetouch(r) Ping(tm) Glucose Management System Cleared By Fda (jobs)

Animas Corporation's OneTouch(R) Ping(TM) Glucose Management System Cleared by FDA (JOBS) WEST CHESTER, Pa., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Animas Corporation announced today the clearance of its OneTouch(R) Ping(TM) Glucose Management System by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). OneTouch Ping is the first full-feature insulin pump that wirelessly communicates with a blood glucose meter-remote. Using the OneTouch Ping meter-remote, a person can calculate insulin doses and opt to wirelessly instruct the pump to deliver them without touching the pump at all, giving patients more freedom and flexibility in using their insulin pump. "OneTouch Ping provides patients the advanced insulin pump technology from Animas plus the OneTouch blood glucose technology they trust, put together into a system that offers the discretion, convenience and option of remote insulin dosing," said Juan Frias, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Animas Corporation. "People using OneTouch Ping will no longer have to access their pump to deliver a bolus, ultimately making life with diabetes a little easier." OneTouch Ping also marks the first integrated product from two companies within the diabetes care group of Johnson & Johnson, Animas makers of insulin pumps and LifeScan makers of the OneTouch brand of glucose meters and OneTouch(R) Ultra(R) Test Strips. -- Lifestyle-focused pump performance - the pump can be clipped to a belt, tucked in a pocket, or secured under clothing, is waterproof up to 12 feet for 24 hours and has a color screen for outstanding pump readability -- Individualized control - delivers lowest basal increments (0.025 U/hr) and lowest bolus increments (0.05 U) available to more precisely match patient insulin needs -- Proven blood glucose monit Continue reading >>

How Hackable Is The One Touch Ping Pump?

How Hackable Is The One Touch Ping Pump?

Experts talk about how to minimize, eliminate the risk With commentary by Jay Radcliffe, senior consultant, Rapid 7, Boston, and Kevin Fu, PhD, CEO, Virta Labs, Ann Arbor. Initially, this week's news was scary indeed for the more than 100,000 U.S. and Canadian users of the OneTouch Ping Insulin pump. Cyber security expert Jay Radcliffe of Rapid 7 security firm in Boston had discovered that the pump's technology was hackable and could lead to an insulin overdose.1 The pump, with its remote meter, allows users to deliver a dose of insulin without accessing the pump itself, typically worn under clothes. But Radcliffe found that a hacker could potentially gain unauthorized access to the pump by way of its radio frequency communication system, which is unencrypted. And that could mean delivering a dangerous overdose of insulin, leading to potentially life-threatening hypoglycemia. Although the threat is real, the risk of the hacking actually occurring is low, agree Radcliffe and officials at Animas, the Johnson & Johnson company that makes the system. It launched in 2008. And, if users are still worried, there are workarounds, agree Radcliffe and J&J. Patients who worry about the hacking possibility ''can make the decision to turn off the remote feature," Radcliffe tells Endocrine Web. "It eliminates the risk." This week, J&J sent letters to pump users and health care professionals, says Donna Lorenson, a J&J spokesperson, and that possibility is also outlined in that communication. Radcliffe says his company and J&J have tested that option. And they found it works. Other Workarounds The letters also describe how else users can lower the hacking risk, besides turning off the remote feature. Users can: Continue to use the meter remote feature, but program the pump to limit th Continue reading >>

Battery Cap With O-ring For Onetouch Ping Pump Animas 10015801- 1 Each

Battery Cap With O-ring For Onetouch Ping Pump Animas 10015801- 1 Each

Home > Diabetes Care > Insulin Pumps and Accessories > Accessories for Insulin Pumps > Battery Cap with O-Ring for OneTouch Ping Pump Animas 10015801- 1 Each Battery Cap with O-Ring for OneTouch Ping Pump Animas 10015801- 1 Each Battery Cap with O-Ring for OneTouch Ping Pump Animas 10015801- 1 Each Battery Cap with O-Ring for OneTouch Ping Pump Animas 10015801- 1 Each For use with OneTouch Ping, Animas 2020 Series and Animas IR 1200 Series Pumps Battery caps should be changed at least once a year More often if you swim a lot or work in a dusty environment It is important to have an extra battery cap as a backup just in case one rolls under the refrigerator Battery Cap with O-Ring for OneTouch Ping Pump Animas 10015801- 1 Each. For use with OneTouch Ping and Animas 2020 Series and Animas IR 1200 Series Pumps. Battery caps should be changed at least once a year, more often if you swim a lot or work in a dusty environment. It is suggested to have an extra battery cap as a backup just in case one rolls under the refrigerator. Continue reading >>

Animas Onetouch Ping Insulin Pump Vulnerable To Hackers: J&j Warns

Animas Onetouch Ping Insulin Pump Vulnerable To Hackers: J&j Warns

Animas OneTouch Ping Insulin Pump Vulnerable To Hackers: J&J Warns Johnson & Johnson is warning about a risk of security problems with the Animas OneTouch Ping insulin pump, which may be vulnerable to cyber intrusion. In a letter sent to more than 100,000 owners of the insulin pumps, the company and its Animas Corporation subsidiary warned that the medical device may be hacked due to a lack of encryption. However, Johnson & Johnson indicates that no such hacks are known to have occurred, and that the hacker would have to be less than 25 feet away. The warning highlights growing concerns over cybersecurity threats involving medical devices that are wirelessly accessible, which could pose a life-threatening risk if hacked. The Animas insulin pump vulnerability was discovered several months ago by Rapid7, Inc., a cybersecurity firm. In a blog post on September 28, the company confirmed the Johnson & Johnson warning. The OneTouch Ping insulin pump system uses cleartext communications rather than encrypted communications, in its proprietary wireless management protocol, the firm reported. Due to this lack of encryption, Rapid7 researcher Jay Radcliffe discovered that a remote attacker can spoof the Meter Remote and trigger unauthorized insulin injections. The Animas OneTouch Ping has a wireless remote control, which users can use to give themselves insulin injections. It has been on the market since 2008, and Johnson & Johnson said that newer devices have encryption to keep hackers out. The warning comes about a month after a class action lawsuit was filed against St. Jude by patients who say its pacemakers and other implantable heart devices have cybersecurity flaws, which make them vulnerable to hackers as well. The St. Jude class action lawsuit came a day after a report Continue reading >>

Johnson & Johnson’s Warning About Its Hackable Insulin Pump Is Terrifying

Johnson & Johnson’s Warning About Its Hackable Insulin Pump Is Terrifying

Johnson & Johnson’s Animas OneTouch Ping insulin pump can be hacked by anyone within 25 feet of the user. With the right radio equipment, a hacker can take control of the pump and trigger unauthorized insulin injections. The Johnson & Johnson-owned Animas Corporation has sent a letter to users to warn them of the vulnerability. The exploit is possible because there is almost no security designed into the pump. The details of the hack have been published by security researcher Rapid 7, but the basics are as follows: The pump has a wireless remote control, so that users can dose themselves without digging under their clothes to reach the pump itself. This wireless connection is unencrypted. Just like listening in on old-style police radio, anyone can tune in with the right gadget. In its letter to customers, Johnson & Johnson said that “the OneTouch Ping System continues to be safe and effective for helping you manage your diabetes.” However, the letter also outlines steps to protect against attacks. This boils down to switching off the radio in the pump, but that means you can toss the remote control, because it’s useless now. If you like to live dangerously, you can keep the remote enabled, but limit the maximum dose on the unit itself, and enable a vibrating alert that buzzes every time a dose is administered. The problem is that medical device makers don’t take security seriously enough. While entities like banks (theoretically) design their systems with security as a major feature, medical device manufacturers seem not to care for it at all. The problem is so pressing that a group of scientists and neurosurgeons have authored a paper exploring the dangers of what it calls “brainjacking.” Similar issues exist around “internet of things” devices like Continue reading >>

Hackers Can Gain Control Of An Insulin Pump To Inject A Harmful Dose Into Patients

Hackers Can Gain Control Of An Insulin Pump To Inject A Harmful Dose Into Patients

When someone mentions hacking, generally it’s about teens breaking into the government’s network or the latest retail/service breach grabbing the personal data of millions of customers. Cracking into an individual’s pacemaker or insulin pump doesn’t really come to mind, but it’s possible and does happen. Johnson & Johnson is actually warning patients now about a security vulnerability found in one of its insulin pumps. The good news is that the risk of using the affected Animas OneTouch Ping insulin pump is extremely low, so there’s no need for panic. The bad news is that if exploited, hackers could overdose diabetic patients with insulin. Right now there are only around 114,000 patients who actually use this specific medical device. The vulnerability was discovered by researcher Jay Radcliffe of the cybersecurity firm Rapid7 Inc., who also happens to be diabetic. Radcliffe revealed his findings to Johnson & Johnson in April and published the news on the Rapid7 blog on September 28. Johnson & Johnson is just now getting around to informing patients through standard mail. According to the product page, the Animas OneTouch Ping provides a Meter Remote so that patients can give themselves an insulin dose without having to touch the pump itself. In addition to checking blood sugar levels, the remote also allows users to remotely control pump functions, calculate how much bolus insulin is needed, and more. The problem is that the wireless connection between the remote and the pump is not secure. They communicate in the 900MHz band using a proprietary Wi-Fi protocol based on “cleartext” communications. Without encryption, a hacker could potentially fake a Meter Remote connection and give a patient a harmful dose of insulin. “Due to these insulin vulnerabilit Continue reading >>

Onetouch Ping Owner's Booklet - 360pages

Onetouch Ping Owner's Booklet - 360pages

Welcome Congratulations. You have chosen one of the most advanced diabetes management systems available today. Your OneTouch Ping Glucose Management System will play an integral part in the blood glucose management and continuous insulin delivery regimen that you have established with your health care professional. Your OneTouch Ping System combines the functionality of a OneTouch Ping Insulin Pump and a OneTouch Ping Meter Remote through radio frequency (RF) communication. Both devices will work independently of one another, but using them together can provide you with options to help... When the devices are used together, your OneTouch Ping Meter Remote gives you convenient remote access to insulin delivery functions available with the OneTouch Ping Insulin Pump. Your OneTouch Ping System also allows your most recent blood glucose results from the OneTouch Ping Meter Remote to be automatically entered into bolus insulin calculations to cover carbohydrates in food or to correct for a high blood glucose level. This Owners Booklet is designed to provide the information that you are looking for, when you need it. We hope you keep it handy. Of course you may still have questions.... Do Not attempt to connect to your pump before you have been trained on your pump, or until you have watched the training video. Check with your health care professional regarding your individual training needs. As part of your training, your health care professional will assist you in making the appropriate selections for your insulin pump and meter remote settings. Your insulin pump must be programmed for your own personal use. Your insulin pump settings impact the calculations for insulin delivery using either your meter remote or insulin pump. Be comfortable with using your insulin pump bef Continue reading >>

Comparative Dose Accuracy Of Durable And Patch Insulin Infusion Pumps.

Comparative Dose Accuracy Of Durable And Patch Insulin Infusion Pumps.

1. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2013 Jul 1;7(4):1011-20. Comparative dose accuracy of durable and patch insulin infusion pumps. (1)Animas Corporation, West Chester, PA 19380, USA. BACKGROUND: As all major insulin pump manufacturers comply with the internationalinfusion pump standard EN 60601-2-24:1998, there may be a general assumption thatall pumps are equal in insulin-delivery accuracy. This research investigatessingle-dose and averaged-dose accuracy of incremental basal deliveries for onepatch model and three durable models of insulin pumps.METHOD: For each pump model, discrete single doses delivered during 0.5 U/h basalrate infusion over a 20 h period were measured using a time-stampedmicrogravimetric system. Dose accuracy was analyzed by comparing single doses andtime-averaged doses to specific accuracy thresholds (5% to 30%).RESULTS: The percentage of single doses delivered outside accuracy thresholds of 5%, 10%, and 20% were as follows: Animas OneTouch Ping (43.2%, 14.3%, and1.8%, respectively), Roche Accu-Chek Combo (50.6%, 24.4%, and 5.5%), MedtronicParadigm Revel/Veo (54.2%, 26.7%, and 6.6%), and Insulet OmniPod (79.1%,60.5%, and 34.9%). For 30 min, 1 h, and 2 h averaging windows, the percentage of doses delivered outside a 15% accuracy were as follows: OneTouch Ping (1.0%,0.4%, and 0%, respectively), Accu-Chek Combo (4.2%, 3.5%, and 3.1%), ParadigmRevel/Veo (3.9%, 3.1%, and 2.2%), and OmniPod (33.9%, 19.9%, and 10.3%).CONCLUSIONS: This technical evaluation demonstrates significant differences insingle-dose and averaged-dose accuracy among the insulin pumps tested.Differences in dose accuracy were most evident between the patch pump model andthe group of durable pump models. Of the pumps studied, the Animas OneTouch Ping demonstrated the best single-dose and avera Continue reading >>

Onetouch Ping Diabetes System Gets Fda Clearance

Onetouch Ping Diabetes System Gets Fda Clearance

Onetouch Ping Diabetes System Gets FDA Clearance The two Johnson & Johnson companies Animas, an insulin pump manufacturer, and Onetouch, a well-known producer of glucose meters and strips, have teamed up to produce the Onetouch Ping, which received FDA Clearance today. The Ping is the first glucose-meter and insulin pump combo that employs wireless communication. When the glucose meter is used it automatically transmits data to the insulin pump and calculates infusion rates and boluses, enabling hands-free insulin delivery. The system also works with the ezManager MAX Diabetes management software for logging of pump and meter data for review by healthcare professionals. Here are some more features from the press release: Lifestyle-focused pump performance the pump can be clipped to a belt, tucked in a pocket, or secured under clothing, is waterproof up to 12 feet for 24 hours and has a color screen for outstanding pump readability Individualized control delivers lowest basal increments (0.025 U/hr) and lowest bolus increments (0.05 U) available to more precisely match patient insulin needs Proven blood glucose monitoring technology the meter-remote utilizes OneTouch Ultra Test Strips, the leading brand of test strips covered by more health plans at the lowest co-pay UPDATE: As noted in the comments, we mistakenly stated that the Ping was the first device to use wireless communication between a glucose meter and insulin pump. This is incorrect. It is the first (we hope) pump-meter combo that can deliver a bolus based on information from the meter without having to pull out or touch the pump. We apologize for the confusion. Continue reading >>

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