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From Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA:

What level of comfort is provided by the current infusion sets of today's insulin pumps? Dose your skin get irritated with three days of being stuck?


The most comfortable infusion set, according to my diabetes nurse educator who's tried them all, is Disetronic's Tender 2 (Product Number 300.0180 for the 31 inch/80 cm length; 300.0181 for the 43 inch/110 cm version). These products also fit MiniMed's pumps.

Most infusion sets are okay for about two days at least; sometimes up to five days. After a few days, there are several thing that might happen that would require you to change tubing:

  • irritation, pain, and redness, or
  • malfunction, with rising blood sugar, or
  • blood leaking from the skin tissues out along the needle track onto the nearby skin.


Original posting 14 Nov 96


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