Question for Animas Ping pumpers


I recently received my Animas Ping and have not gotten trained on how to use it yet.  This will be the second pump I have had (the first was a Minimed Paradigm) and I have not been on the pump for several years. 

Since my decision to start pumping again, I have had a friend of mine who is a seamstress alter some of my pump-unfriendly clothes because one of my biggest issues with pumping was not having the freedom to wear what I want without extensive planning or being uncomfortable. 

My friend's solution to some of my clothes issues was to put a buttonhole on the inside of one of the pockets so that the tubing is completely concealed by slipping it through the hole.  This is going to be great for higher-waisted pants and pants with oddly placed or shaped pockets.  (I used to have a lot of problems with tubing getting caught on things and I am not one of those lucky people who are super comfortable letting the whole world see evidence that they have a diabetes.) 

This may not make a lot of sense but what I need to know is:  What is the tubing-connecting device like for the Animas Inset brand?  Mainly I am interested in the size of the plastic that comes on and off the insertion site on your skin.  Also, is the plastic hard or flexible?

Any help is greatly appreciated.



I just started on the Ping as well. The Insets are kind of triangular shaped, with rounded corners. At the widest point, it's about 1/2 inch. The plastic is hard. The size of the plastic when it comes off the insertion site is only about a centimeter long. I hope this is what you were looking for.



The connector is the same as the Minimed infusion sets. I recently switched to Animas from Minimed. If you could use the button hole with the Minimed, you'll be fine with the Animas