Have you recently heard about Insulin Pump therapy from Radio/Television/Newspaper and would like to know more about it then please Click here.
Important: Attend initial training with your certified trainer or healthcare professional and use this information for review purposes.
It's important to first watch the videos and review the quick reference guides but here are some additional reminders of important steps.
|Infusion Set||Important Reminders for Success||Picture|
|Quick-set (with an insertion device)||
Tip: Be careful not to put pressure on the blue release button at the bottom of the insertion device when you put the Quick-set into the insertion device. You may be doing this without realizing it if you cup the insertion device in your hands or if you place the Quick-serter on a table.
Reason: Putting pressure on the blue button will prevent the Quick-set from locking into place. This may result in an improper insertion or the infusion set falling out during the insertion process.
Tip: After you press the white buttons on the sides of the Quick-serter to insert your infusion set, press on the blue release button before pulling the insertion device away from your body.
Reason: Pressing the blue release button is important or the Quick-serter may tug on the infusion set, possibly pulling it out of the body or it may cause the cannula to bend.
Tip: Before you remove your introducer needle make sure the adhesive is flat against your skin.
Reason: Missing this step can possibly lead to it pulling out of the body or it may cause the cannula to bend.
Tip: Be careful not to pull too hard when the tubing is fully unwound as this could accidentally dislodge the infusion set from the needle and insertion device.
Reason: If the infusion set is not securely placed in the insertion device with the needle pointing straight ahead, pain or minor injury may occur and it could lead to a bent cannula.
Tip: After you insert the infusion set, remember to push on the center of the inserter to secure the adhesive onto your skin.
Reason: Missing this step can lead to the set coming out or may bend the cannula.