What a change! We recently switched from the Cleo inserter to the Animas. As I've said many times before, changing Benny's inset (we call it a button) has been by far the toughest part of our routine. The inset is how the insulin pump attaches to his body, and it's like getting a big shot every three days. That's about as much fun with a little kid as you'd expect.
About a month ago we learned the the Cleo was being discontinued – we had no choice but to switch. I was very nervous, especially because the Animas inserter is so much bigger! The inset itself is about the same size (whew!). Benny was excited right away because it comes in cool colors.
We were even more excited after we started using it. Benny says it doesn't hurt at all! We think it's because you don't have to push on it like the Cleo. All I know is that the last two weeks of button changes have been incredible. What a difference and what a relief.
I did have a little trouble at first – the tubing comes attached to the Animas (it's separate on the Cleo) and you have to unwind it before inserting the button. There's some twisting and pulling, them some placing and pressing. I wanted to watch a demonstration and thought this video would help. Yeah, it's in French. But she looks like she knows what she's doing, so I watched it anyway.
After two weeks with the new inset, Benny does have one demand. No pink buttons. Ever.
No problem, dude.