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This section is for under 18's and contains a great interactive tool to help you and your family learn more about diabetes.Managing Diabetes
- The interactive web tool for children and families. It may be helpful to look at this section with your parents at first.
Choose a site away from the waistline, bones, scar tissue, belly button and recently used infusion sites. Clean hands and infusion site according to instructions from your healthcare professional. Allow the site to dry before inserting the Accu-Chek Rapid-D Link.
Remove the cannula and the transfer set from the sterile packaging. Hold the two halves of the coupling so that they form a cross. Fit the parts directly into one another and connect them in place by turning for one quarter of a turn in a clockwise direction until they click noticeably and audibly into place.
Screw the luer-lock firmly into the screw thread of the pump adapter and cartridge. Make sure there is a sufficient insulin in the cartridge compartment. Once line, adaptor and cartridge are connected, place into the cartridge compartment by gentle screwing into piston rod. Fill the Accu-Chek Rapid-D Link in accordance with the pump manufacturer’s operating instructions. Prime the tubing until the insulin emerges at the tip of the steel cannula. Do not leave air bubbles in either the cartridge or in the tubing of the Accu-Chek Rapid-D Link.
Hold the Accu-Chek Rapid-D Link firmly between thumb and forefinger at the disc holder. With the other hand, remove the adhesive backing from the self-adhesive and twist the protective cover off the steel cannula.
With your free hand, pinch together a bit of subcutaneous tissue at the disinfected site. Insert the Accu-Chek Rapid-D Link under the skin at a perpendicular angle. Press the self-adhesive firmly onto the skin in order to ensure secure seating of Accu-Chek Rapid-D Link. Bend the disc holder slightly sideways and remove it. In doing this, make sure that the self-adhesive comes to lay flat on the skin.
Form a loop to relieve stress and secure it into place with a strip of adhesive plaster. Start distribution through the pump.
For more information on how to use the infusion set and insulin pump, please see your Accu-Chek Rapid-D Link Owner’s Booklet.