After six years with an insulin pump, changing the inset is still one of the toughest parts of Benny’s diabetes management. The inserter has a long needle and even though it doesn’t stay in, it still goes in. I don’t care how old you are, it’s tough to get a big shot every three days.
Lately, I’ve been letting Benny smack the inserter on the floor when we’re done. This bends the needle so we can safety throw the thing away and it lets Benny vent some frustration. The other night, he decided to bring in the big guns: