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  • comfort™ (Unomedical)
  • Silhouette® (Medtronic MiniMed)
  • ACCU-CHEK® Tender (Roche Diagnostics)


  • Introducer needle is removed, leaving a soft, teflon cannula in place
  • Angled insertion (typically 30 degrees)
  • Can be used by almost anyone, including people with very little body fat
  • Disconnects at the insertion site
  • Clear window lets you see the skin at the insertion site
  • 23", 31", or 43" tubing
  • Audible "click" confirms connection
  • Silhouette® variant has mechanical insertion device; others require manual insertion


  • Angled insertion can be used by almost anyone
  • Angled insertion and longer cannula makes it harder to dislodge the set, even during sports
  • Clear windows allows you to see the point of insertion
  • Quick disconnect at the point of insertion


  • Manual insertion of angled sets can be challenging to learn
  • Long introducer needle can be intimidating, especially to younger kids
  • Numbing cream highly recommended for kids



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Close up of attachment point showing how tubing (left) connects to infusion set (right). The teflon cannula is clearly visible throught the clear, circular opening.

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The long introducer needle can be very intimidating at first. However, only part of the needle is inserted under the skin.

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comfort™ set in use.

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