My daughter is 5 and has been on the Animas Ping insulin pump for 2.5 wks now. The Inset 30 is not as easy as I had thought it would be!! Extremely tedious and sensitive. Overall she is doing fairly well with the process only 2 times have they hurt her and during her saline start she had one bloody site. However last week she had very high BG # in the 400's even while being corrected. She had mod ketones once or twice and large ketones once. We were able to clear them fairly quickly and I changed the site twice.
I changed her basal rates during the time period as well. We are using the upper buttock area for her sites. We are rotating. Right now...knock on wood- hope I am not jinxing myself.....her numbers are good. However her pump team wants me to try the contact detach. They say it is lower site failure...more reliable...simpler. The only drawback they tell me is that if she was to fall on it, she will feel it. I asked if it would hurt her if she falls on it or physically harm her and they say no.
Wondering if we should try them? DO people like them? She is a tiny thing, which is why we tried the inset 30 BUT that needle is HUGE that we use to do it. I can't imagine her having enough fat/ for it not to hit a muscle.
Any advice would be very much appreciated!! :)