We use the Inset 30 pump sites with my son's Animas Ping. He still hates having his pump site changed (6 weeks into pumping) but loves his pump and is very proud of it, and I know he'll get better about the site changes. HIs BG control has been AWESOME since we started. But I would like some help on making the site changes hurt less (at least for my ears!)
Am I am really hurting him when I am removing the site?
What is the part that hurts? The whole process or when the cannula is pulling out or other?
What I can be doing to make it hurt less?
I use the Uni-solve wipe that we got from Animas and get the whole site wet and then lift up a little edge and keep using the wipe between the site and his skin to keep, I think, gently loosening it until is all off. I have tried coming from the side, the end where it plugs in, and the cannula end. The screaming is about the same. Usually I get it off and he is still screaming, then I say "I'm done!" and then he calms down a little bit. So I tend to think this is a little more mental than actual pain.