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Frequently Asked Questions

Health and comfort

While you may feel an occasional pinch when inserting the set, many people find inserting infusion sets more comfortable than injections. Once the set is under the skin, it can be so comfortable that people forget they're wearing it.

In order to help avoid infection, we recommend that sites be changed at least every 48 hours for steel needle sets. It is important to always test your blood glucose level 1 to 3 hours after inserting a new set, to make sure that it's functioning properly.

Pain at the infusion site may be a sign that you are using a set which does not penetrate at the right depth for you—this can be especially true for children or slender users. If you're using a 90° insertion set, talk to your healthcare professional about the possibility of switching to a different needle or cannula length.

Water sports and sweating can affect the infusion set's adhesive pad. Try using an adhesive patch designed to stand up to moisture, such as Tegaderm™ or Opsite™ IV3000™, to make your site more secure.

You can also try the "sandwich" technique:

  • Cleanse the skin using an adhesive wipe and allow to dry
  • Apply a sterile dressing
  • Insert the set into the dressing
  • Cover the set with another sterile dressing to sandwich the infusion set

Roche is careful to use hypoallergenic materials. That's why our infusion sets are latex- and PVC-free, and glues and solvents are used as little as possible. Our adhesive tape is also specially designed to allow the skin underneath it to breathe. However, allergic reactions can never fully be ruled out. Sometimes they develop suddenly, even if you have used the same product for years. If an allergic reaction should occur, ask your physician about products that can help you continue therapy comfortably.

General questions

Many people find that they can continue to wear the pump for most of their day-to-day activities. However, Accu-Chek infusion sets are easy to disconnect any time you need to remove your pump for sports or swimming. 

Accu-Chek infusion sets offer a luer-lock connection that meets international standards and is widely used in medical engineering. Our sets fit on all Accu-Chek insulin pumps as well as on all other pumps that use the same standard.

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Accu-Chek Rapid-D infusion set

Item Description

The Accu-Chek Rapid-D infusion set provides a comfortable fit, ideal for an active or  experienced pumper who wants maximum insertion control and wearing comfort. 

Product Manuals

ANGLE

90°

MATERIAL

Stainless steel

CANNULAS

6, 8 and 10 mm

TUBING

24", 31" and 43"

Benefits and features
  • Ultrafine, stainless steel cannula for simple, straightforward insertion
  • Multiple cannula lengths for optimal fit with body type and infusion site
  • Low, 2.7mm profile provides a close-to-body fit—almost invisible under clothing
  • Ultrathin, 90° cannula for quick and comfortable one-handed insertion
  • Catheter loop connection for hard-to-reach infusion sites or reduced dexterity
  • Audible click indicates that the connection is firm
  • Hypoallergenic, skin-friendly self-adhesive 
Additional specifications
Insertion angle:

90°

Material:

Surgical stainless steel

Cannula lengths:

6, 8 and 10 mm

Needle thickness:

28-gauge cannula

Tubing lengths:

24, 31 and 43 inches

Connectors:

Off-site connector; luer-lock connection to insulin pump