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Frequently Asked Questions

General questions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Accu-Chek FlexLink

Item Description

The Accu-Chek FlexLink infusion set is an easy, convenient way to connect to your insulin pump—no matter what your age or level of experience. Easy handling simplifies manual insertion, plus the optional Accu-Chek LinkAssist insertion device provides a quick, consistent alternative. Keep things simple and uncomplicated while also enjoying the wearing comfort, freedom of movement and security.

Product Manuals

INSERTION

90° angle

CANNULA TYPE

Soft Teflon®

CANNULAS

6, 8 and 10 mm

TUBING

30, 60, and 80cm

Benefits and Features
  • 90° insertion angle, soft-flexible cannula
  • The removable blue holder cap for convenient handling makes grasping the head set easy and facilitates controlled insertion without changing the low profile of the head set in use
  • Simple connection/disconnection at site and audible click helps indicate that the connection is firm
  • Easy handling for those who prefer manual insertion
  • For those who prefer automatic insertion, the Accu-Chek LinkAssist insertion device offers quick, consistent, comfortable placement
  • The flat, rounded-edge cannula housing is comfortable to wear and helps reduce the risk of snagging and dislodging
  • Standard Luer-lock connection

 

Additional Specifications
Cannula type:

Soft cannula ⌀: 0.5 mm / 25 gauge

Insertion angle:

90° 

Cannula lengths:

6, 8 and 10 mm

Tubing lengths:

30, 60, and 80cm

Disconnection:

Yes, at site

Pump connection:

Standard luer-lock connector

Height:

6.4mm (0.25 inches)

How to use the Accu-Chek FlexLink infusion set

For more information on how to use the Accu-Chek FlexLink infusion set with your insulin pump, please see your Accu-Chek FlexLink infusion set Instruction for Use or the Manual Insertion Training Chart below.

 

Download the Accu-Chek FlexLink insertion chart

 

For automatic insertion, view the Accu-Chek LinkAssist Training Chart.