Take the Diabetes Health Pump Survey
See What's Inside
Read this FREE issue now
For healthcare professionals only
  • 12 Tips for Traveling With Diabetes
See the entire table of contents here!

You can view the current or previous issues of Diabetes Health online, in their entirety, anytime you want.
Click Here To View

See if you qualify for our free healthcare professional magazines. Click here to start your application for Pre-Diabetes Health, Diabetes Health Pharmacist and Diabetes Health Professional.

Learn More About the Professional Subscription

Free Diabetes Health e-Newsletter
Latest
Popular
Top Rated
Diabetes Health Reference Charts
Insulin Pumps Archives
Print | Email | Share | Comments (0)

New Infusion Set

Jul 1, 2001

Pump maker Disetronic announced on May 29 that its new Ultraflex Soft infusion set is now available for all insulin-pump users.

The Ultraflex Soft has a reversible connector at the base that "clicks" into place. In addition, it has a cannula that is tapered for easier insertion.

"We built this product from the ground up, using patient input to create the right features," says John Odegard, marketing manager for Disetronic. "The Ultraflex is different from the Quick-set and Sof-set because the reversible ‘click' connection system is much easier for persons who are vision impaired or have neuropathy."

Odegard says the Ultraflex disconnects easily at the base, has a flexible Teflon cannula and doesn't need an insertion device. It also has a clear window at the top of the infusion set, which makes it "easy to view your insertion site."

Compared with the Sof-set, Odegard says the Ultraflex introducer needle is a smaller 27-gauge.

"The Sof-set has a 26-gauge needle, which extends four mm beyond the cannula," he says.

The Ultraflex Soft has a 90-degree insertion angle, as well as a soft Teflon cannula, which can flex with the patient's body tissue.

The universal connection feature is compatible with all insulin pumps on the market. The set comes in two cannula lengths and three tubing lengths to fit all body sizes and types.

Odegard says all infusion sets need to be changed approximately every three days.

Ultraflex Soft is available through diabetes-supply distributors and by calling Disetronic at (800) 280-7801 or log on to disetronic-direct.com.

 

 

 


Categories: Diabetes, Diabetes, Infusion Sets, Insulin, Insulin Pumps



You May Also Be Interested In...


Comments


Add your comments about this article below. You can add comments as a registered user or anonymously. If you choose to post anonymously your comments will be sent to our moderator for approval before they appear on this page. If you choose to post as a registered user your comments will appear instantly.

When voicing your views via the comment feature, please respect the Diabetes Health community by refraining from comments that could be considered offensive to other people. Diabetes Health reserves the right to remove comments when necessary to maintain the cordial voice of the diabetes community.

For your privacy and protection, we ask that you do not include personal details such as address or telephone number in any comments posted.

Don't have your Diabetes Health Username? Register now and add your comments to all our content.

Have Your Say...


Username: Password:
Comment:
©1991-2014 Diabetes Health | Home | Privacy | Press | Advertising | Help | Contact Us | Donate | Sitemap

Diabetes Health Medical Disclaimer

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of writers, contributors, and commentators, and are not necessarily those of Diabetes Health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.