Medtronic offers 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:
There are many factors that may determine which infusion set you use. Your decision might be down to age, lifestyle, body type or just individual preference. Take a look at our Infusion Set selector tool  to find out which set might suit you best.
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 MiniMed® 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.
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. Below are guidelines to help you and your healthcare provider create a plan for you.
Note: The guidelines assume that you continue to use your pump insulin (most often fast-acting Humalog® or NovoRapid®), but that you are taking it by injection.
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 contact Medtronic Diabetes.
Humalog is a registered trademark of Eli Lilly and Company.
NovoRapid is a registered trademark of Novo Nordisk A/S.
Infusion sets are designed to be inserted at a 90° or 20-45° angle to the surface of the skin.
90° insertion angle sets (MiniMed® Mio™, MiniMed® Sure-T® and MiniMed® Quick-set®) benefits people using an insulin pump
Angled insertion infusion sets (MiniMed® Mio™ 30 and MiniMed® Silhouette®) benefits people using an insulin pump
Most patients benefit from shorter cannulas (6 mm for 90° sets, 13 or 17 mm for 20-45° angled infusion sets).
To ensure that the insulin is successfully delivered into the subcutaneous tissues, a longer cannula may be necessary for people using an insulin pump
Steel needle instead of plastic soft cannula
Steel needle infusion sets (MiniMed® Sure-T®) are recommended for people using an insulin pump who
Steel needles are relatively small. Since insertion is similar to taking an injection, steel needle sets can be appropriate for patients who prefer smaller needles. Steel needle infusion sets are typically very easy for patients to learn to use and insert.
* INSULIN PUMP THERAPY: Best practices in choosing and using infusion devices. 2011. AADE: American Association of Diabetes Educators