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  1. Bernard Farrell
    Bernard Farrell August 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm | | Reply

    Thanks, this looks very interesting. I’ll to get a few and try it out. I assume the tubing is available in the normal lengths.

  2. Michael Ratrie
    Michael Ratrie August 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for showing this.

    For those who have a problem inserting their infusion sets or losing their infusion sets due to perspiration, catching the tubing, etc., this could be a good solution. I worry that there is a lot of packaging inherent in having the inserter as part of each set.

    (BTW, there is a typo on the video intro: “Diabete[s]Mine”)


  3. Scott K. Johnson
    Scott K. Johnson August 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm | | Reply

    I heard from Bill ( that there is something that shuts off the delivery of insulin if this set gets ripped out, thus triggering the blockage alerts in most pumps (depending on volume of insulin pumped). That alone could be a big deal to some users. No idea how it works, but it might be worth investigating if you have trouble like that often.

  4. ChrisK
    ChrisK August 9, 2011 at 7:45 pm | | Reply


    As someone who doesn’t use a lot of insulin, I’m not very keen on that feature. I’ve never had an occlusion alarm go off because most of my boluses are under the required limit to set one off. This feature would actually be worse, because rather than getting less insulin than I’m supposed to be, I’ll be getting none.

  5. Neesha
    Neesha August 12, 2011 at 1:03 pm | | Reply

    To Michael, above, and anyone else who is worried about the packaging – there is a study that was published in the July 2011 issue of the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology that quantifies the amount of waste produced by each infusion set. I would recommend checking it out. The link to the abstract is here:
    It’s good to finally see an analysis of this!

  6. Bernard Farrell
    Bernard Farrell August 16, 2011 at 6:53 am | | Reply

    Can we get any samples from them yet? Their web site only seems to have European distributors listed. I’m ordering from Neighborhood Diabetes, and they’ve not heard of this set yet. I cannot wait to try it out.

  7. Rich
    Rich August 16, 2011 at 8:23 am | | Reply

    Can anyone help me with understanding how ‘universal’ this product is with respect to Medtronic pumps? The Paradigm reservoir will not accept the standard luer lock used with other pumps/infusion sites. I have left a phone message and an email with Spring a week ago and have not received any responses.
    The Spring web site makes both the tape/adhesive and occlusion alert features sound very promising, but I don’t understand if I need to find alternative reservoirs, of some level of adaptor to use these on my daughter’s Paradigm/Revel.

  8. kim
    kim August 18, 2011 at 8:45 pm | | Reply

    i called and received 2 samples from the distributor here in Ontario. i must say, i am not a big fan of these infustion sets. i find there seems to be alot of steps to actually getting these on. and although i do love the 360′ swivel feature, it does make the set sit higher off the body and it doesn’t swivel on its own (like the orbitmicro). i found that by the beginning of the second day, i was beginning to itch under the adhesive. also, they are bigger around than other sets i’ve tried. the ability of the set to block delivery at the site if the set becomes dislodged is perhaps worth having if you are into rough sports or something like that.
    i think i’ll just stick to my Contact D’s.

  9. Zoe Myers
    Zoe Myers September 7, 2011 at 11:21 am | | Reply

    To address the question of Rich and others, about how to use the “Spring Universal” on a Medtronic pump: visit the website of or call them at 1-800-746-7505. FIfty50 makes an insulin reservoir that is “designed exclusively for use with your Paradigm pump.” It has a luer-lock connection, so that means you can attach a Spring Universal infusion set. It comes in 1.8ml and 3.0 ml sizes. It comes with its own need and protective cover, and plunger. It can be substituted for the MMT 326A and MMT 332A reservoirs.

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