A successful infusion has insulin being deposited into the subcutaneous layer where it gets absorbed into the bloodstream via the blood vessels in the tissue. Proper infusion performance gives you the highest chance at tight control.
An infusion set failure or site failure can be as simple as a set getting disconnected by accident, an occlusion or cannula kink. For some people, site failures can be linked to scar tissue or lipohypertrophy which can result in poor absorption.
A successful infusion has insulin being deposited into the subcutaneous layer where it gets absorbed into the bloodstream via the blood vessels in the tissue.
An infusion site leak can happen if the cannula has been improperly inserted or if the injection site has been damaged during normal use. A leak can happen when a child sweats causing the infusion site to become loose, resulting in an underdelivery of medication.
An infusion site blockage can happen if the cannula is injected into damaged skin tissue or kinks during a faulty insertion. Blockages may produce a build up of insulin that could release into the body resulting in an overdose of insulin.
An infusion site dislodgement is when the cannula comes loose/gets removed from the site of injection. Dislodgements cause the adhesive pad to unstick from the injection site and severely alter the integrity of the injected cannula.
Not all skin tissue is the same, and not everyone can tell if they are injecting into damaged skin tissue or a “bad site”. Lack of proper rotation can cause inflammation at the site and increase the likelihood of developing scar tissue.
What is SmartFusion™
SmartFusion™, is an algorithm designed specifically for insulin pumps to detect different types of infusion failures not currently detected by insulin pumps on the market such as: leaks, kinks/ partial occlusions, infusion into damaged sites, and dislodgements.
SmartFusion™ Will Improve Automated Insulin Delivery, Keeps you Safe All Day, and is Accessible Wherever You Go.
Our bolus tracker can integrate into your favorite app
and let you know of any issues.
Smart Alerts™ help you personalize your safety net.
SmartFusion™ also helps you keep track of problomatic site
with our Site Map™ feature.