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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

The Accu-Chek LinkAssist insertion device has been developed exclusively for the automatic insertion of Accu-Chek FlexLink infusion sets.

In case the infusion set gets stuck in the insertion device, ensure the safety catch is in place; carefully push the tensioning element back into the base without pointing the insertion device toward any body part or somebody else. Make sure not to compress the base during application.

Yes. This enables you to reach hard-to-access infusion sites, e.g. on your lower back.

If needed, wipe the outside of the Accu-Chek LinkAssist insertion device with a cloth moistened beforehand with water, a mild hand soap or a standard disinfectant (e.g. 70% ethyl alcohol). Do not dip the insertion device into the cleaning fluid. Dry the insertion device thoroughly with a soft, clean cloth.

Do not store the Accu-Chek LinkAssist device pre-tensioned. The tensioning element should be completely outside of the base. Avoid storing the insertion device in extreme temperatures, such as a hot car in the summer.

The elongated perforation mark on the self-adhesive backing directs you to the location of the tube connection.

Healthcare professionals and Diabetes Nurse Educators are a valuable source of information and training for all people with diabetes, which you should take advantage of regularly. It is not necessary, however, to get professional instruction before using Accu-Chek LinkAssist for the first time. Just follow the instructions for use contained in the packaging.

No. The Accu-Chek LinkAssist insertion device is exclusively for use on one person. It must not be used on several people.

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Accu-Chek LinkAssist

Item Description

The Accu-Chek LinkAssist insertion device is specifically designed for use with the Accu-Chek FlexLink infusion set, and helps ensure a more successful, virtually pain free insertion.1

 

Reference:
1. Liebl A, Klinge A, Buhr. Clinical benefits of automatic insertion of infusion sets in CSII. Presented at: 26th Workshop of the Study Group on Artificial Insulin Delivery, Pancreas and Islet Transplantation (AIDPIT) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and 1st European Diabetes Technology and Transplantation Meeting; Feb. 4-6, 2007; Montpellier, France.

INSERTION

90° angle

INFUSION SET

Accu-Chek FlexLink

Benefits and Features
  • Quick, intuitive automatic insertion process
  • Assists with placement in hard-to-reach areas with one hand
  • Integrated safety release helps avoid unintended insertions
Additional Specifications
Insertion angle:

90°

Dimensions:

90 x 79 x 28 mm (when ready for insertion)

Compatible infusion set:

Accu-Chek FlexLink infusion set with blue holder cap