Maybe you have seen it? It has been shared across our social media platforms numerous times. Medtronic has placed a recall on insulin pump infusion sets.
This voluntary recall is the result of the discovery of potential overdose when the site is inserted. Reports quote the Medtronic Diabetes CMO stating that there is a potential for a complication to occur when a membrane that’s used to release pressure from inside the pump gets wet and blocks the vents. The risk of an excessive insulin dose is greatest right after the person with diabetes changes the infusion set, which is done every three days, she said.
According to Medtronic, the reported incidence rate requiring medical assistance related to this issue is less than 1 in every 2 million infusion sets.
Medtronic is replacing any sets that are affected, and they have set up a website that you can use to check.
No matter what country you live in, you should confirm if any of your sets are part of the recall.
We have checked, and the process is easy. Unfortunately all of our sets need to be replaced, but we are pleased that Medtronic has disclosed this and they will replace any recalled sets for free.
The letter from Medtronic can be found here.
To see if your sets are in the recall, visit https://checklots.medtronicdiabetes.com/home
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