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i-Port Advance™ Injection Port

What is an i-Port Advance injection port?

It’s a small and discrete injection port that may remain in place for up to 72 hours* to accommodate multiple injections. This means you don’t need to puncture your skin every single time you need to take an injection.

Who should consider i-Port Advance injection port?

  • Those newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes who might be afraid of injections. 
  • Anyone who experiences the emotional challenges of injections like fear, anxiety, and stress or the physical impact of injections like bruising, scaring, or pain.
  • It’s especially beneficial to children and their loved ones, who often get anxiety when it’s time to take an injection. It can also help in administering extra injections ( correction boluses and supplemental shots of insulin to cover snacks)
  • It can also help maturing children or teenagers to be independent in insulin self-therapy administration. 
  • If you have type 2 diabetes and are new to taking insulin, this is a great way to improve the transition to taking injections

How does it change my experience with injections?

If you take an average of five injections a day, you can reduce the number of times you puncture your skin from 150 to 10 in just 1 month! That’s 93% less injections.

How and where do I apply the injection port to my body?

The built-in serter will guide the application process. Click here for the instructional video. The abdomen, upper thighs, back of arms, hips and upper buttocks are all suitable insertion sites. Once the port is applied, you can put the needle of your syringe or pen through the port any time you need to inject.

Will it get in the way of my life?

Absolutely not! You can continue your activities like exercising, sleeping and bathing as you normally would.

Does it matter if I use a pen or syringe?

You can use the port with pens or syringes. Needles need to be 5-8mm (3/16-5/16”) in length and 32-28 gauge.  

How does it work with both long acting and rapid acting insulin?

You can use both, but there is a rule: Always inject rapid acting insulin first, wait one hour, then inject your long acting insulin1.

What are people saying who have tried an injection port?

In a patient survey: 98% think it’s comfortable to wear, 99% say that it’s more beneficial than injections, and 100% reported that it helps decrease anxiety2.

References

*Do not inject more than 75 times through a single device
  • Product CE marked by Unomedical a/s. 
  • This information does not substitute the Instructions for Use/User Guide
  • For a listing of indications, contraindications, precautions, warnings, and potential adverse events, please refer to the Instructions for Use
 
1 Blevins T, Shwartz SL, Bode B et al. A study assessing an injection port for
administration of insulin.Diabetes Spectr. 2008;21(3):197–202
2 Riley D, Raup G. Impact of a subcutaneous injection device on improving patient care. Nurs Manage. 2010;41(6):49–50
 
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