Infusion Sets

Infusion Sets

What infusion sets are available?

Medtronic offer the widest range on infusion sets on the market to tailor to as many needs as possible. Take a look at the full range here:

  • Quick-Set
  • Silhouette
  • Mio
  • Sure-T
How do I decide which set is right for me?

Your decision might be down to lifestyle, body type or just individual preference. Take a look at all of our different sets here to which might suit you best.

The Silhouette® allows you to adjust the insertion angle of the soft cannula. This set is a good choice for babies, very lean/active adults and children, and for use during pregnancy.

  • The Quick-Set® is our most popular infusion set as it combines ease of use with maximum comfort. Quickset’s versatile design and straight 90° insertion angle appeals to both children and adults of average to heavier build.

    • 6 and 9 mm soft cannula
    • 90° insertion angle
    • Quick, easy insertion and consistent depth with Quick-Serter® insertion device
    • Convenient at-site tubing disconnection
    • Easy twist disconnection
    • Protection from needlestick injury with unique self-capturer - ideal for those with a fear of needles
    • Wide choice of tubing lengths
  • The Silhouette® allows you to adjust the insertion angle of the soft cannula. This set is a good choice for babies, very lean/active adults and children, and for use during pregnancy.

    • 13 and 17mm soft cannula
    • 20-45° variable insertion angle
    • Controlled insertion depth with Sil-serter® insertion device
    • At-a-glance site inspection via the clear window in the adhesive
    • Convenient at-site tubing disconnection
    • Audible click confirms reconnection
    • Wide choice of tubing lengths
  • The Sure-T® is our newest infusion set and replaces the Easy-set® line. Like the Eas-set®, this steel needle set has an additional adhesive pad to provide extra security against needle dislodging, but with an enhanced needle to make it the thinnest steel needle infusion set available today. The simplicity and enhanced security of Sure-T make it a good choice for young children and adults during pregnancy.

    • 6, 8 and 10mm steel needle set
    • 90° insertion angle
    • Improved comfort - the 29-gauge needle is the thinnest available
    • Additional adhesive pad for extra security
    • Convenience with tubing connector 10cm away allows disconnection without touching the infusion site
    • Smooth manual insertion
    • Wide choice of tubing lengths
Temp Disconnect guidelines
Guidelines for Temporary Disconnection

Whether it's for a day at the beach or because you want to take a 'pump holiday' - returning temporarily to injections can be easier when you establish a plan beforehand. The chart below offers guidelines to help you and your healthcare provider create a plan for you.

Note: The chart assumes that you continue to use your pump insulin (most often fast-acting Humalog® or NovoLog®), but that you are taking it by injection.

Temporary Disconnection Guidelines
Up to 1 hour
  • Testing Check BG before disconnecting.
  • Basal Insulin: No injections required.
  • ExerciseCheck BG before, midway and after exercise; monitor closely over the 24 hours following vigorous exercise. Decrease dose(s) (basal and bolus) accordingly.
  • Bolus Insulin Take injection (or re-connect/bolus) to cover carbs according to insulin-to-carb ratio and based on BG. Take injection(s) (or re-connect/bolus) to correct high BG using correction formula. If BG >13 mmol/L, check ketones.
Up to 4 hours
  • Testing Monitor BG before disconnecting, before meals and at hour 3-4.
  • Basal Insulin: Take injection equal to missed basal dose.
  • ExerciseCheck BG before, midway and after exercise; monitor closely over the 24 hours following vigorous exercise. Decrease dose(s) (basal and bolus) accordingly.
  • Bolus Insulin Take injection (or re-connect/bolus) to cover carbs according to insulin-to-carb ratio and based on BG. Take injection(s) (or re-connect/bolus) to correct high BG using correction formula. If BG >13 mmol/L, check ketones.
Overnight
  • Testing Monitor BG before sleep, & set alarm to test every 3-4 hours.
  • Basal Insulin: Every 4 hours, take injection equal to missed basal dose.
  • Exercise Check BG before, midway and after exercise; monitor closely over the 24 hours following vigorous exercise. Decrease dose(s) (basal and bolus) accordingly.
  • Bolus Insulin Take injection (or re-connect/bolus) to cover carbs according to insulin-to-carb ratio and based on BG. Take injection(s) (or re-connect/bolus) to correct high BG using correction formula. If BG >13 mmol/L, check ketones.
Up to 24 hours (or longer)
  • Testing Check BG before meals, every 3-4 hours & before sleep.
  • Basal Insulin: Every 4 hours, take injection equal to missed basal dose.
  • Exercise Check BG before, midway and after exercise; monitor closely over the 24 hours following vigorous exercise. Decrease dose(s) (basal and bolus) accordingly.
  • Bolus Insulin Take injection (or re-connect/bolus) to cover carbs according to insulin-to-carb ratio and based on BG. Take injection(s) (or re-connect/bolus) to correct high BG using correction formula. If BG >13 mmol/L, check ketones.
More than one day
  • TestingFrequent BG monitoring recommended for optimal control.
  • Basal Insulin: For convenience, your health care provider may prescribe longer-acting insulin in place of fast-acting insulin.
  • Exercise Check BG before, midway and after exercise; monitor closely over the 24 hours following vigorous exercise. Decrease dose(s) (basal and bolus) accordingly.
  • Bolus Insulin Take injection (or re-connect/bolus) to cover carbs according to insulin-to-carb ratio and based on BG. Take injection(s) (or re-connect/bolus) to correct high BG using correction formula. If BG >13 mmol/L, check ketones.

If you have questions concerning your care while disconnected from your insulin pump, please contact your healthcare provider. For questions about using Medtronic Diabetes insulin pump features, please call your local Medtronic Rep.

Can I use sets from other manufacturers with the MiniMed insulin pump?

Medtronic does not test reservoirs and infusion sets from other manufacturers and as a result, cannot guarantee the performance of these reservoirs and infusions sets with Medtronic insulin pumps. Hence, using non-Medtronic consumables creates a combination not covered by the risk analyses conducted by Medtronic. If any damages result, these will fall outside the terms of its warranty.