I started on my Animas pump just over 2 weeks ago. I was relived to read your post and see I am not the only one who struggled with the 30 degree sets! I started on the Inset II 60mm sets but the second one I used I found a little uncomfortable, not unbearable but when I pressed it I could feel a sensation and also the same happened when I took my insulin.
So I switched to a 30 degree set and wore that one for a few days - no problems - I do like being able to see the cannula is in my skin! But last week I had the worse day, firstly I tried 3 times to insert a 30 degree set on the left side of my body with no luck, the plaster kept scrunching up and the cannula was just skimming my skin rather than going in. I finally inserted one on the right side and wore it for a day. The next morning I felt something as my bolus was going in and inspected and saw blood at the site, so I pulled it out and as you guys say on here it was a squirter! That day was another nightmare, I think I had about 4 different sets on that day and by nearly midnight I still wasn’t satisfied it was working so I did a whole set change.
I ran out of 30 degree sets in the end so am back on the Inset II, the one I have had on for the last few days has been really comfortable. I think it is because it’s on the fattest area of my tummy!
When I rang the helpline the lady was talking me through a technique where you hook the plaster back and it allows you to see the needle/cannula going in much better. I didn’t have any sets to try and work out what she meant but I might have another go or as you say come back to them when I feel a little more experienced, glad to know I am not the only one though!