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Welcome to all Animas pump users

Experience Smart Choice and a smooth transition to your next pump

We believe in providing choice so that you can select the best pump to suit your needs. Smart Choice is the option of two Accu-Chek insulin pump systems, Accu-Chek Combo and Accu-Chek Insight,* complemented by a comprehensive support programme.

If you switch to either Accu-Chek insulin pump you will have a smart control handset, which means you don’t need to touch your pump to deliver a bolus or set other functions. Simply tuck it away and forget it.

Similar features of Animas and Accu-Chek insulin pumps

Pumps are a similar size and weight
5 basal programmes
(vs Animas 4)
Small basal rate increments
Choice of large cartridge size or pre-filled cartridge
Choice of CGM**
Continued outstanding customer service with UK based technical support 24/7

Animas to Accu-Chek transition support programme

If you decide to switch to an Accu-Chek insulin pump, we will support you every step of the way. Our team of expert infusion specialists will work closely with both you and your diabetes healthcare professional team to ensure a smooth transition.

You will also be fully supported by our UK based Accu-Chek Pump Careline 24/7.

Compare technical specifications of Animas and Accu-Chek insulin pumps

Animas Vibe
Accu-Chek Combo
Accu-Chek Insight
Remote control handset
X


Clinically proven bolus advisor 1-4
X


Min Basal Increments
0.025
0.05
0.02
Min Bolus Increments
0.05
0.1
0.05
Basal Programs
Up to 4
5
5
Reservoir Size
200 Units
315 Units
160 Units (pre-filled)
Food Database

X
X
Pre-filled cartridge
X
X

Waterproof



Compatible with stand alone CGM



Compare technical specifications of Animas and Accu-Chek insulin pumps

 

Animas Vibe

Accu-Chek Combo

Accu-Chek Insight

Remote control handset X ✓ ✓
Clinically proven bolus advisor1-2 X ✓ ✓
Min basal increments 0.025 0.05 0.02
Min bolus increments 0.05 0.1 0.05
Basal programs Up to 4 5 5
Reservoir size 200 units 315 units 160 units (pre-filled)
Food database ✓ X X
Pre-filled cartridge X X ✓
Waterproof ✓ ✓ ✓
Compatible with stand-alone CGM†† ✓ ✓ ✓
   
  • Free choice of insulin types
  • Suitable for those needing a large volume of insulin per day
  • Accu-Chek Combo system has smart remote-to-pump connectivity
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  • Comes with a pre-filled cartridge
  • Suitable for those with low basal insulin requirements
  • Easy to use, intuitive menu with step-by-step guide
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Accu-Chek Insight

  • Comes with a pre-filled cartridge
  • Suitable for those with low basal insulin requirements
  • Easy to use, intuitive menu with step-by-step guide
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Accu-Chek Combo

  • Free choice of insulin types
  • Suitable for those needing a large volume of insulin per day
  • Accu-Chek Combo system has smart remote-to-pump connectivity
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Ask your Healthcare Professional about switching to an Accu-Chek pump.

Frequently asked questions for Animas users

When do I have to make a decision about changing my Animas pump?

We understand from Animas that their goal is to transition all patients to another insulin delivery system and exit the market fully by September 2019.

In order to participate in the warranty refund program, Trusts/Health Boards must sign up to the program by 30 April 2019.

What is Smart Choice?

At Roche we believe the decision about which insulin pump to use should be up to the patient and their healthcare professionals (not the company). We believe in providing choice so that you can select the best pump to suit your needs. Smart Choice is the option of two Accu-Chek pumps,* both offering smart control handsets complemented by a transition support programme.

What choice of pumps are available from Roche?

Roche offer an option of two pumps currently, the Accu-Chek Combo and the Accu-Chek Insight System.*

How similar are the Accu-Chek pumps to Animas?

Animas and Accu-Chek pumps share a number of important similarities. A key difference is the Accu-Chek smart control handsets, which means you can keep your pump tucked away and don’t need to touch your pump to deliver a bolus, set temporary basal rates and other daily functions. Using the handset is intuitive and you will be fully supported by the Animas to Accu-Chek Transition Support Programme.

Can I use the same insulin brand when I switch to an Accu-Chek pump?

Yes. Accu-Chek Combo offers a free choice of insulin type. The Accu-Chek Insight has the benefit of a pre-filled cartridge and uses the most widely prescribed insulin brand in the UK.

If I switch to an Accu-Chek pump can I continue to use my Dexcom CGM or other standalone CGM systems?

Yes. Both Accu-Chek pumps are compatible with standalone CGM. As you may be aware Dexcom and the mySugr diabetes app work together, therefore if you are a CGM or Libre user you may like to use these in conjunction with an Accu-Chek pump.

If I switch to an Accu-Chek pump can I use pre-filled insulin cartridges?

Yes. Accu-Chek Insight uses pre-filled insulin cartridges to enable simple and quick changes.

If I switch to an Accu-Chek pump how will Roche support me?

We have an Animas to Accu-Chek Transition Support Programme. Our team of expert infusion specialists will work closely with both you and your diabetes healthcare professional team to ensure a smooth transition. You will continue to be fully supported by our UK based Accu-Chek Pump Careline 24/7.

What materials are available to support the use of Accu-Chek insulin pumps?

Accu-Chek insulin pump starter packs contain a range of support materials including; quick reference guides, education modules and travel guides. The Accu-Chek website is updated regularly with the latest information and downloads.

Are there any accessories available to support wearing of Accu-Chek pumps?

Yes. You can choose from a range of pouches, cases and belts.

I am interested in transitioning to an Accu-Chek pump, what are the next steps?

Contact your clinic as soon as possible and tell your healthcare professional that you would like to switch to an Accu-Chek pump. The quicker you do this, the greater the value of the refund back to the NHS hospital trust from the Animas warranty refund program.

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*Only Accu-Chek Combo available in Ireland
**Animas and Accu-Chek insulin pumps are compatible with stand alone continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). You will require a blood glucose reading to obtain correction bolus advice from your Accu-Chek Combo or Accu-Chek Insight handset.
†Accu-Chek pumps have an IPX8 water rating
††Continuous glucose monitoring
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