1 very precious little pumping 7 year old girl with Type One Diabetes
1 Animas Ping Insulin pump (pink of course)
1 Animas inset (pink is the color of preference)
1-2 alcohol pads
1 extra tubing
approximately 100 units of insulin (we prefer Novalog)
1 new insulin reservoir
1 One Touch test strip (if no error 5)
1 One touch meter and lancing device
1 Hershey's kiss
1 small prize
Take off the needle and place in sharps container and attach new tubing. Here is where the extra tubing comes in. I have saved all of the "extra" tubing from practice sites and sites that get pulled out and don't need to use the tubing. I keep it in a baggie.
It's new tubing and makes the site change go smoother for us. While Bekah is pulling out the old site(using the alcohol wipe to loosen the adhesive) and inserting the new one, I can get the pump ready and primed. Now you take out the old cartridge (rewind) and insert the new one with the tubing attached, prime the tubing and wait until 7 year old girl is ready to have the cannula primed.
Prime cannula and now 7 year old uses the One Touch meter, strip and lancing device to check her BG level and to "test" the site a Hershey's kiss is given and bolused for.
A happy girl showing off her prize for being super brave!