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!

5 comments:

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...

Jen-

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.

Cheers,
Felix.

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.