Animas® Vibe®

Important announcement regarding Animas Corporation decision to discontinue the manufacture and sale of the Animas Vibe insulin pump and exit out of the insulin pump business worldwide. Read the full announcement here. 

Still Fully funded for eligible patients. More info.

Loaded with helpful features, the Animas® Vibe™ insulin pump is designed to give you more lifestyle flexibility and better day-to-day management of your blood glucose levels as compared to MDI1. It has a lot of great features designed to make your insulin pumping experience the best it can be. And that goes well beyond giving you your insulin dose. Here’s a closer look at the kinds of things our pump can do to help you perform at your best.

Try the Animas® Vibe® virtual pump by clicking here!


We think a pump that’s waterproof just makes sense.

Our pumps are tested and proven waterproof at 3.6 metres for up to 24 hours.* So you get uninterrupted insulin delivery while swimming or taking a bath, and peace of mind when you have unexpected contact with water.

It’s CGM enabled.

The Animas® Vibe® Insulin Pump can now double as a continuous glucose monitor using Dexcom G4® PLATINUM sensor technology.  The G4® PLATINUM sensors are indicated for up to 7 days consecutive wear. The Sensor and Transmitter are water-resistant up to 2.4m for 24 hours. The reading is updated on the pump every 5 minutes and you can see if your glucose is stable, rising or falling at a glance. More on the advantages of CGM and the Dexcom G4 Platinum.

Fully Customisable Food Database.

With the download cable included free with your pump, you can use the web based Diasend software to easily create your own food database and upload into your pump.  This means you don’t need to worry about remembering all the carbohydrate amounts in the food you eat – it’s all there at the touch of a button. The best part is you have complete control of the items in your database and only include the items you want.

We like to fine tune-your insulin for you.

We give you a small basal increment (0.025 U/hr) across all the available basal rates (0.025 U/hr to 25 U/hr), to precisely meet your changing needs.

We’ve got basal profiles that are personalised.

Program up to four different basal rate profiles for different insulin needs.

We’ve got precise bolus dosing.

Our low bolus increment (0.05 U) helps precisely match insulin with food intake and corrects high blood glucose readings. Our pump can:

  • Calculate a bolus amount to cover the carbs in the food you’re eating (ezCarb)
  • Automatically calculate a correction dose of insulin based on your latest blood glucose reading (ezBG)

We keep our eye on the insulin that’s active.

Our “Insulin on Board” feature tracks the insulin still active in your body† to help prevent hypoglycaemia due to “stacking” (taking additional insulin unnecessarily).

We know you have better things to do than change a battery.

When used with an Engerizer® lithium Ultimate, the Animas® Vibe® insulin pump lasts for up to 3 weeks.

We have a bolus for every appetite.

Know your bolus?

  • Our normal bolus lets you calculate the insulin and deliver it all at once.

Eating a high-fat meal, which is absorbed more slowly, or “grazing?”

  • Our combo bolus lets you calculate the amount and split it, so some is delivered right away (normal bolus) and the rest over time (extended bolus).

We’d never get between you and your infusion set.

Our pump is compatible with all insulin infusion sets using standard Luer lock connectors, so you’re free to find the one that fits you best. inset® II and inset® 30 are two great options.



*CGM readings may not be transmitted from the CGM to the pump when in water.

†Insulin On Board (IOB) amounts apply only if the feature hasbeen activated on your pump and you are using either the ezBG or ezCarb feature to calculate a suggested bolus amount.

1. Hoogma RPLM, Hammond PJ et al. Comparison of the effects of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) and NPH-based multiple daily insulin injections (MDI) on glycaemic control and quality of life: results of the 5-nations trial. Diabet Med. 2005:23:141-147.

How it works

To try the Animas® Vibe® Virtual Insulin Pump click here or, to learn about the basics of using an Insulin Pump click here.

Infusion set

There are four types of infusion sets available through NZMS Diabetes. Our infusion sets are obtained through Animas and are all manufactured by Uno Medical. There are many options to consider when choosing which types of infusion set(s) to use. Please contact your healthcare professional to discuss various options further. If you have any questions with regards to these consumables please contact us. For instructions on how to insert each infusion set click here. To purchase pump consumables online click here or contact us.


Dimensions 8.26 x 5.08 x 2.18 centimeters (3.25 x 2.00 x 0.86 inches)
Weight Approximately 105 grams (3.70 ounces)
Number of Basal Segments 12 per Program
Number of Basal Programs 4
Basal Delivery Frequency (Basal rates of 0.2 U/hr or higher) Every 3 minutes
Temp Basal Range -90% to +200%, in 10% increments, OFF
Temp Basal Duration 0.0 hr to 24 hrs in 0.5 hr increments
Extended Bolus Duration 0.1 hr to 12 hrs, with 0.5 hr increments for 0.5 hr to 12 hrs
Battery Type  Energizer® Ultimate Lithium AA (1.5V) (recommended) or Energizer® E91 Alkaline AA (1.5V) (optional)
Number of Batteries 1
Battery Life, Typical use  Approximately 3 to 4 weeks for an Energizer® Ultimate Lithium battery (1.5V)
Cartridge Capacity up to 2.0 mL or 200 units
Storage Conditions  -20° C (-4° F) to +60° C (+140° F) 10% to 100% relative humidity, including condensation500 Hpa to 1060 HpaBatteries must be removed during storage periods exceeding 2 weeks
Operating Conditions +5° C (+40° F) to +40° C (+104° F)Outside these temperatures, the flow accuracy and time to occlusion could be compromised700 Hpa to 1060 Hpa20% to 90% relative humidity, including condensation up to 3048 meters 
Critical Audible Alarms 50 dB(A) at 1m min., per IEC 60601-2-24
Audio Bolus Range – 2.0U in 0.1U step0.5 – 10.0U in 0.5U step1.0 – 20.0U in 1.0U step5.0 – 35.0U in 5.0U step

Performance Characteristics:

Delivery Rates • Bolus, under 1U: 1.1 to 2.2U/sec• Bolus, 1U or more (normal delivery speed): 0.5 to 0.9U/sec• Bolus, 1U or more (slow delivery speed): 0.2 to 0.4U/sec• Prime: 1.7 to 3.3U/sec
Insulin Types Used Rapid-acting U100 insulin
Basal Rate Range 0.025-25U/Hr in 0.025U/Hr steps
Bolus Range 0.05-35U in 0.05U steps
Protection from equipment error  More than 1.5 million redundant safety cross-checks per day for both hardware and software functionality
RF specifications (when using the System with your pump) • Range between pump and Sensor/Transmitter: Dexcom G4 CGM 3.6 meters• Frequency: 2.4 GHz• Pump Mode: Receive only

Continuous Operation, Internally Powered Device:

  • Type BF Medical Equipment (Patient isolated, not defibrillator protected)
  • Watertight Equipment, IPX8 (protected against the effects of submersion, tested at 3.6 meters for 24 hours).
  • Infrared communication port

Frequently Asked Questions

How small is the Animas®  Vibe®?

The Animas®  Vibe®  is about the size of a small mobile phone. To be precise it’s 8.6cm long x 5.08cm wide x 2.18cm deep. Worn on your belt, or with one of our many pump case options, you’ll hardly know it’s there.

How does it work?

To learn the basics of how an insulin pump can work for you, please see our Introduction to Insulin Pumps.

Is the Animas®  Vibe® waterproof?

Yes! The Animas®  Vibe® is tested and proven waterproof at 3.6 metres for up to 24 hours.

What type of battery can my pump use?

Your pump is designed to achieve optimum performance and battery longevity with an Energizer Lithium L91 AA battery (1.5V).

How long is the pump warranty for?

Your pump has a limited 4 year warranty from the date of original retail purchase.

Will I have support from NZMS Diabetes with my pump?

Yes you have 24 hour support  from our friendly team of New Zealand pump experts on 0508 634 103.

How to purchase

With Funding

  • Animas® Vibe™ pump and consumables are now fully funded for eligible patients.
  • For information regarding PHARMAC funding for the CGM enabled Animas® Vibe™ and consumables please click here.
  • To find out if you qualify for funding please talk to your diabetes healthcare team.
  • Please note pump accessories are not PHARMAC funded and can be purchased through our online shop.

Without Funding

  • If you are not eligible for PHARMAC funding you may purchase a pump directly from us by paying for the full cost of the pump.
  • All pumps will be provided after full training and only in consultation with your diabetes healthcare team.

Animas Vibe insulin pump Consumables

  • Our pump consumables are PHARMAC funded for eligible patients.
  • For non funded patients Animas Vibe insulin pump consumables can be purchased directly through our online shop.

For Health Care Professionals

This section contains information specially for Health Care Professionals such as clinical papers, order forms and checklists.

Name of PDF Description of what the PDF is about *Health fund forms may not be up to date. AMSL Diabetes is no liable for the use of these forms and customers should consult their health funds for further information.

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