What infusion sets are available?

Medtronic offers the widest range on infusion sets on the market to tailor to as many needs as possible. Take a look at the full range here:

There are many factors that may determine which infusion set you use. Your decision might be down to age, lifestyle, body type or just individual preference. Take a look at our Infusion Set selector tool to find out which set might suit you best.

Can I use sets from other manufacturers with the MiniMed® insulin pumps?

Medtronic does not test reservoirs and infusion sets from other manufacturers and as a result, cannot guarantee the performance of these reservoirs and infusions sets with Medtronic MiniMed® insulin pumps. Hence, using non-Medtronic consumables creates a combination not covered by the risk analyses conducted by Medtronic. If any damages result, these will fall outside the terms of its warranty.

Guidelines for temporary disconnection

Guidelines for temporary disconnection
Whether it's for a day at the beach or because you want to take a 'pump holiday’, returning temporarily to injections can be easier when you establish a plan beforehand. Below are guidelines to help you and your healthcare provider create a plan for you.

Note: The guidelines assume that you continue to use your pump insulin (most often fast-acting Humalog® or NovoRapid®), but that you are taking it by injection.

Up to 1 hour

  • Testing: Check blood glucose (BG) before disconnecting
  • Basal insulin: No injections required
  • Exercise: Check BG before, midway and after exercise; monitor closely over the 24 hours following vigorous exercise. Decrease dose(s) (basal and bolus) accordingly
  • Bolus insulin: Take injection (or re-connect/bolus) to cover carbs according to insulin-to-carb ratio and based on BG. Take injection(s) (or re-connect/bolus) to correct high BG using correction formula. If BG >13 mmol/L (234 mg/dL), check ketones

Up to 4 hours

  • Testing: Monitor BG before disconnecting, before meals and at hour 3 to 4
  • Basal insulin: Take injection equal to missed basal dose
  • Exercise: Check BG before, midway and after exercise; monitor closely over the 24 hours following vigorous exercise. Decrease dose(s) (basal and bolus) accordingly
  • Bolus insulin: Take injection (or reconnect/bolus) to cover carbs according to insulin-to-carb ratio and based on BG. Take injection(s) (or reconnect/bolus) to correct high BG using correction formula. If BG is greater than 13 mmol/L (234 mg/dL), check ketones

Overnight

  • Testing: Monitor BG before sleep, & set alarm to test every 3 to 4 hours
  • Basal insulin: Every 4 hours, take injection equal to missed basal dose
  • Exercise: Check BG before, midway and after exercise; monitor closely over the 24 hours following vigorous exercise. Decrease dose(s) (basal and bolus) accordingly
  • Bolus insulin: Take injection (or re-connect/bolus) to cover carbs according to insulin-to-carb ratio and based on BG. Take injection(s) (or re-connect/bolus) to correct high BG using correction formula. If BG is greater than 13 mmol/L (234 mg/dL), check ketones

Up to 24 hours (or longer)

  • Testing: Check BG before meals, every 3-4 hours and before sleep
  • Basal insulin: Every 4 hours, take injection equal to missed basal dose
  • Exercise: Check BG before, midway and after exercise; monitor closely over the 24 hours following vigorous exercise. Decrease dose(s) (basal and bolus) accordingly
  • Bolus insulin: Take injection (or re-connect/bolus) to cover carbs according to insulin-to-carb ratio and based on BG. Take injection(s) (or re-connect/bolus) to correct high BG using correction formula. If BG is greater than 13 mmol/L (234 mg/dL), check ketones

More than 1 day

  • Testing: Frequent BG monitoring recommended for optimal control
  • Basal insulin: For convenience, your health care provider may prescribe longer-acting insulin in place of fast-acting insulin
  • Exercise: Check BG before, midway and after exercise; monitor closely over the 24 hours following vigorous exercise. Decrease dose(s) (basal and bolus) accordingly
  • Bolus insulin: Take injection (or re-connect/bolus) to cover carbs according to insulin-to-carb ratio and based on BG. Take injection(s) (or re-connect/bolus) to correct high BG using correction formula. If BG is greater than13 mmol/L (234 mg/dL), check ketones

If you have questions concerning your care while disconnected from your insulin pump, please contact your healthcare provider. For questions about using Medtronic Diabetes insulin pump features, please contact Medtronic Diabetes.

Humalog is a registered trademark of Eli Lilly and Company.
NovoRapid is a registered trademark of Novo Nordisk A/S.

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