Can my infusion set cause an allergic reaction?
Using hypoallergenic materials is a high priority for Accu-Chek. Our infusion sets are latex- and PVC-free, and glues and solvents are used as little as possible. The adhesive tape is also specially designed to allow the skin underneath it to breathe. However, allergic reactions can never fully be ruled out. Sometimes they develop suddenly, even if you have used the same product for years. If an allergic reaction should occur, ask your healthcare professional about products that can help you continue a comfortable therapy.
How often do I need to change my infusion set?
In order to help keep sites free of infection, we recommend that sites be changed at least every 2 days (48 hours) for steel needle sets and every 3 days (72 hours) for soft cannula sets. It is important to always check your blood glucose level 1-3 hours after inserting a new set, to make sure that it's functioning properly.
What can I do about pain at the infusion site?
Pain at the infusion site may be a sign that you are using a set which does not penetrate at the right depth for you (this can especially affect children or very lean users). For 90° insertion sets, talk to your healthcare professional about the possibility of switching to a different cannula length.
My lifestyle is active—always on the go. Can I still enjoy all my favorite activities with the pump?
The disconnectable Accu-Chek infusion sets allow you the freedom to disconnect from your insulin pump altogether for the duration of your activity. Talk to your healthcare professional about time off the insulin pump for sports or a day at the beach.
How can I get my infusion set to stick during the summer?
Water sports and heavy sweating can affect the infusion set’s adhesive pad – try using an extra water-permeable adhesive patch (like Tegaderm™ or Opsite™ IV3000™) to give your site extra security. Sandwich technique: Cleanse the skin using an adhesive wipe, allow to dry, apply a sterile dressing, insert the set into the dressing, cover the set with another sterile dressing to “sandwich” the infusion set.
Which pump does my set fit on?
The Accu-Chek infusion sets offer a Luer-lock connection that meets international standards and is widely used in medical engineering. Our sets fit on all Accu-Chek insulin pumps available in Australia. Our sets fit on all other insulin pumps that meet the same Luer-lock connection standard.