Frequently Asked Questions on Infusion Sets


What are the features of Insulin Infusion Sets available?

Insulin Infusion sets feature a 90 degree angle insertion, at-site disconnect, a soft, tapered cannula and an auto-insertion device for painless and effortless experience.

Where do you put the infusion set?

An infusion set should be inserted underneath the skin, in the subcutaneous tissue, in the abdomen, thigh or arm. The infusion set should not be inserted into bony areas or areas where clothing would rub or irritate the insertion site.

Are Insulin pumps and pump supplies covered by insurance?

Yes, Insulin pump manufacturers have pump service specialists who routinely help determine insurance coverage. Families are able to work with the pump company and the endocrinology service to determine medical necessity and probable costs of therapy for the family.

What is an infusion set?

An insulin infusion set connects the insulin pump delivery device to your body. It works the same way as an IV line. A needle is housed inside a cannula, a tiny plastic tube that is usually placed under the skin in the subcutaneous fat. It is required that the needle should puncture the skin to insert the set. After insertion, the needle is removed and the cannula remains in place.

What does an infusion set consist of?

An infusion set consists of:

  • Needle or cannula
  • Adhesive mount
  • Quick disconnection device
  • Length of tubing
  • Pump cartridge connector