I still have no idea what is up with Adam's blood sugars...judging by the numbers, his endo thinks something isn't working. Animas says it is. BUT the moment I mentioned that the little plastic cap on the radio button came off (gotta love 5 year olds) she said, "Well, we have to send you a new pump because it's no longer waterproof!"
And really, even though he's only been pumping since January, his pump looks like it's been through WW3. Seriously...the sand alone that gets in that thing. I have no idea how pumps are supposed to last 4 years on small children. Wild ones, like mine, that is!
So, we shall see. One thing that really made some sense was regarding his infusion sites. He uses the 6mm Insets, and honestly...he pulls on his sites A LOT. She said that the tugging is enough to remove that short cannula from it's place without being obvious. We may have to switch to the Contact Detach sets. Who uses those? Are they as easy as the Insets? Do they hurt more?
This also leads toward a discussion we have in our home right now regarding switching pumps. Jason is gung-ho to switch to Omnipod. Especially since the new release will have the IOB feature fixed (so said the rep a few weeks ago - is this true?) I'm not ready to turn our lives upside down again AND train the school AGAIN.
However, it's starting to become a quality of life issue for Adam. He HATES the tubing. Hates it with a passion. He pulls it, twists it and cannot keep his hands off of it (which makes me wonder how often his numbers are bad because he pulled the cannula). He has trouble dressing himself with the tubing, and has gotten the tubing twisted in his..uh, man parts....more than once. Sounds painful to me. :)
We are coming to a crossroads - he is becoming more vocal about what he wants. We showed him the Omnipod and he was ALL for it. In fact, he said, "Wow....I could be like a super-spy diabetic person! No one would know I had diabetes!" So, that kind of stuff is becoming important to him, and I wouldn't be a good mom unless I acknowledged it.
I'm not sure where it will all lead, or when/if we will switch...but it is on our radar for now. So much to think about.