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Infusion Set Reviews
HOW TO CHOOSE RIGHT INFUSION SET
A Guide for patients and health professionals how to choose infusion set
Selecting the right infusion set is the guarantee of successful pumping. With growing technology the development of infusion set remains important. The major goal in developing infusion sets, alert pump when the needle is out from the body, dislodge or occluded.
So far, some of the companies change color of infusion tubes from white to blue, because with blue color, it is easy to discover or see air bubbles. Making the right choice of infusion set will guarantee SAFETY of pumping and keeping blood sugar under good control.
THE BEST INFUSION SET
Unomedical A ConvaTec Company. Pre-
Unomedical Infusion Sets
Developed by ICU medical Inc. Orbit 90 has steel cannula with the smallest 26 Gauge Needle. Not available in the US.
ORBIT 90 INFUSION SET
Orbit Micro infusion set was developed by ICU Medical Inc
Orbit 90 infusion set, plastic cannula 26 Gauge
Inset Infusion set
90 degree infusion set. All in one construction.
How to choose right cannula length?
Choosing the right length of the cannula will prevent unpredictable spiking of your blood sugar. Insulin must be injected under the skin if length of the needle too long, it will delivery insulin in the muscle and alter absorption of insulin.
One of the simple way to choose right cannula length is based on your BMI (body mass index)
Slim adults 6 mm
Body max index (normal range) 6-
Body max index < 25 6-
BMI > 27 10-
Source: Disetronic Medical Systems Inc.
I love them, this is the best infusion set with steel cannula.
Site problems. Skin irritation
Rash/itching related to loose of skin oil.
Burning during a bolus -
Dressing does not stick -
Wash hands and never reuse infusion set
1. Rotate site
2. Change infusion set every 2 days
3. If you experience pain or uncomfortable sensation from insertion site -
Spring Universal Infusion Set was developed by D.Medical of Tirat Carmel -
Cleo 90 infusion set was developed by Smith Medical, the same company that built Deltec Cozmo insulin pump.
Problem with infusion set
Air bubbles in infusion sets
Unfortunately, at this time I don’t see any infusion set that can alert of air bubbles in the infusion set. Large air bubbles is concern. 1 inch of air bubble is equal to 0.5 u of insulin.
Occlusion can be a result of bend cannula or blockage in the tubing. Occlusion if not recognized can lead to DKA
Bending of cannula
Soft type (plastic) of cannula bend easy. It depends on material of the cannula, gauge and techniques.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SKIN INFECTION
Elevated blood sugar
Lump under the skin
Pus (yellow color)
Warm to touch
IF YOU SUSPECT INFECTION IMMEDIATELY CONTACT HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Applied Diabetes Research, Inc.
Insulin Infusion set from Applied Diabetes Research, Inc.
FIFTY 50 / TANDEM T:set / Applied Diabetes Research Inc
Minimed Paradigm Silhoutte
Paradigm Silhoutte is proprietary infusion set.
Medtronic MINIMED Infusion Sets
Two types of connections:
You have more options in choosing the right infusion set to fit your lifestyle.
Two types of cannula:
STEEL CANNULA (METAL) AND SOFT PLASTIC CANNULA.
Steel cannula -
Soft (plastic cannula) Flexible. Almost all infusion sets with plastic cannula come with automatic, painless insertion. It requires 1-
Needle Gauge -
Infusion tubing length 24, 31, 42 inch
Length of the needle -
90 degree insertion vs angled insertion
Tips How to choose right infusion set for insulin pump
Almost all infusion sets with plastic cannula come with automatic, painless insertion. It requires 1-