If you use an insulin pump, what infusion set do you use?
Silhouette / Tender / Comfort
Other teflon infusion set
Other steel needle infusion set
Don't use a pump
Total votes: 441
If you use an insulin pump, what infusion set do you use?Poll dates: December 8 - December 15, 2002
Total Votes: 441
Insulin pump users have several infusion sets to choose from. Most are using either the Quick-Set or the Silhouette / Tender / Comfort (same product, different names). The Quick-Set goes straight in (90 degrees). The inserter needles is removed, leaving only a Teflon canula under the skin. The Silhouette / Tender / Comfort goes in at an angle, and its inserter needle is also removed. Both of these sets disconnects at the site.
All pumps (with the exception of the Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm) have a standard connector for the infusion set and can therefore use any infusion set, regardless of who makes it. The Paradigm has a unique connector and can take only infusion sets specially made for it. Infusion sets also come in varying depths to accommodate different skin types.
If you've always used the same infusion set, or were unaware of the other infusion sets, you might want to talk with your diabetes team about the various infusion sets that are now available.
|Return to the Top of This Page|
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:37:18
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.