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An infusion set is used in conjunction with an insulin pump to administer insulin to people suffering from both kinds of diabetes. Infusion sets connect the pump with to the user via a tube ending in a needle, which guides the insulin inside the user’s bloodstream to help regulate their diabetes. Infusion sets usually come with a subcutaneous cannula, an adhesive mount, a quick disconnect and a pump cartridge connector.
They are made out of plastic, and are thus easily disposed of
They are simple to use and require minimal instruction
They are pre-sterilized, so they are ready to use straight out of the package
They come with an air-vented spike, which allows for air circulation in the tubing, a necessity if the insulin comes in a glass container
They come with various tube sizes
Luer Lock: This connects the needle to the infusion set using a leak free system, allowing for the needle to be securely attached to the infusion set, and also ensuring that the infusion set can be disposed of without needing to remove t he needle.
Luer Slip: The Luer Slip prevents leaks from occurring, similarly to the Luer Lock. However, one slips the needle onto the infusion set instead of screwing it onto it. This makes it preferable for administering thinner solutions.