Tuesday, July 04, 2006

I'm in love

I went to the endo yesterday.
My A1c was 7.2, up a little, but still not bad.
I talked to him about different options for thigh sites. I've tried my quick-sets there a couple of times, and it just didn't work for me. He recommended I try the Cleo from Cozmo. ( http://www.cleoinfusionsets.com ) He gave me 2 to try. They have a big shortage, so he couldn't get me more. I tried one this morning. I LOVE it!! I've tried sof-sets, quick-sets, the angled sets and insets. This is by far my favorite. For the first time ever, the insertion device doesn't make a really loud noise, or jolt into me. It is so EASY and pain free. I can go as fast or slow as I want to. Plus, it is PURPLE! Can you tell I'm excited? Another huge plus is that it doesn't burn when it delivers insulin, like the quick-set does in my leg. I sure hope I can get more of them, because it's going to be hard to go back to quick-sets, even after one day.
I wanted to share my joy. I greatly recommend trying these if you can!


Andrea said...

Jen... I'm glad that you found something that works for you. I use the quicksets and think they're ok, but I wonder if there's anything better out there. Do they work with MM Paradigm pumps?

Take care!:)

Sandra Miller said...


Thanks for sharing your experience with the Cleo sets. We've been pretty satisfied with the Insets, but your description has got me curious.

Joseph visits his endo next Monday-- I'll definitely ask if she has samples...

cHoCoMiLkRoCkS said...

i need to try another set. mine are painful, i want one with a device to insert it. i'll go look at that website

Felix Kasza said...

Re Andrea@10:52pm --

Cleos are Luer-lock only. Not a problem, of course; just get the Thinset reservoirs from ADR (Advanced Diabetes Research), sold through fifty50.com (or fifty50pharmacy.com? same company either way). They have Paradigm-compatible reservoirs with a male Luer-lock.

As usual with Luer-locks, be careful; they break off much easier than the normal Paradigm adapter.


Sam said...

YES! I got the Cleo for the first time today and had the exact same experience. It's so awesome - so small - not painful - easy to put on - I put it closer to my back where i've never given insulin so great absorption. Glad you love it too.