An infusion set is a complete tubing system, changed every 2-3 days, which delivers insulin from the insulin pump to your body.
Insulin flows from the insulin pump through thin, flexible tubing that is available in a variety of lengths.
Infusion Set Site
A very small, steel needle or soft tube (cannula) is inserted under the skin and secured with an adhesive patch. Insulin is delivered subcutaneously through this infusion site.
Finding the right infusion set is an important part of successful insulin pump therapy. Choose from different insertion angles and a variety of a tubing lengths. Your choice will depend on your height, site location, daily activities, and other preferences.
Even though infusion sets are labeled under different brand names, many are produced by the same manufacturing company. Here is a list of infusion sets and the identical Tandem equivalent.
|Current Infusion Set||Tandem Equivalent|
|Animas Inset I||AutoSoft XC|
|Animas Inset 30||AutoSoft 30|
|Animas Comfort Short||VariSoft|
|Animas Contact Detach||TruSteel|
|Medtronic MiniMed Mio||AutoSoft 90|
|Medtronic MiniMed Mio 30||AutoSoft 30|
|Medtronic MiniMed Silhouette||VariSoft|
|Medtronic MiniMed Sure-T||TruSteel|