What types of insulin can I use with my Accu-Chek Spirit insulin pump?
You can use U100 rapid-acting insulin.
Is there a prefilled cartridge for the Accu-Chek Spirit insulin pump?
No. The pump uses a sterile, single-use 3.15 mL plastic cartridge. This provides the flexibility to choose the brand of insulin you want to use.
What types of batteries can I use with the Accu-Chek Spirit insulin pump?
The Accu-Chek Spirit insulin pump is designed for a single AA alkaline battery with a minimum capacity of 2500 mAh. Do not use lithium, carbon zinc or nickel cadmium (NiCd) batteries. You can also use rechargeable NiMH batteries with a minimum capacity of 1500 mAh. If you use rechargeable batteries, always use a battery charger recommended by the battery manufacturer. Pump battery life is about four weeks using alkaline batteries and one week using rechargeable batteries.
How often do the Accu-Chek Spirit pump battery cover and adapter need to be changed?
To help ensure safe insulin pump therapy, the battery cover should be replaced every 4th battery change, and a new adapter should be used with every 10th insulin cartridge change.
Is the Accu-Chek Spirit insulin pump waterproof?
The Accu-Chek Spirit insulin pump can withstand brief accidental water contact such as rain, water splashes or accidental immersion. Before taking a bath or going into a whirlpool, shower or swimming pool, you should disconnect and remove your pump.
Can I use Accu-Chek Spirit insulin pump while undergoing an MRI or x-ray?
No. You should never use your insulin pump near electromagnetic fields such as x-ray, computer tomography or MRI. Disconnect and remove your pump and leave it outside these areas.
What software can I use to download data from my Accu-Chek Spirit insulin pump system?
The system is compatible with the Accu-Chek Connect online portal, Accu-Chek 360° diabetes management system and Accu-Chek Smart Pix device reader.