Pump Infusion Sets

Here in Australia we’re privileged in that we get subsidy support from the government for supplies including reservoirs and infusion sets for our insulin pumps.

This happens via NDSS, and the list of “IPC” (Insulin Pump Consumables) choices is quite large. They maintain an order form with all the choices, but it’s not really laid out in any user-friendly order.

Note that at this point the “IPC” category covers reservoirs and infusion sets (and sometimes replacement cannulae for those sets). Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) are a different category of device, even though they integrate directly with some pumps.

Unfortunately many pump users don’t realise that they have options, and just keep ordering the same infusion sets that their DE initially suggested when they started on a pump years prior. They don’t realise they can often order sets with different lengths of tubing (between the pump and the site), with different cannula lengths (e.g. 6mm/9mm), and even completely different infusion sets.

This article is an attempt to rearrange the information into a more digestible format. I hope it’s useful. It is good to understand your options: especially with hardware we wear on our bodies continuously!

Sometimes we replace the cannula at a site without replacing (and filling with more insulin) the tubing. You’ll see below that some types of cannulae are available without tubing. So you don’t have to feel bad about throwing away the tubing in those cases (and you get to save a few dollars too). For some more detail on this (with discussion of fill volumes) see an earlier post about Filling cannulae.

The article is split up into (and you can bookmark these links if it helps):

Each section includes links back to the relevant section of the Insulin Pump Choices article. At this point this article is up to date with the May 2022 update to the IPC list.

Accu-Chek Solo

This patch pump has few options. There’s the reservoir (which includes the battery for the pump body) and a choice of two cannula plates. The pump mounts directly onto the plate (there’s no tubing in between).

Cannula type Options NDSS codes
Solo plate 6mm or 9mm teflon cannula 851, 852
Reservoir NDSS codes
200U 724

YpsoPump

The YpsoPump has three types of infusion set, but there are lots of options within those types!

The Inset is the same mechanism as the Medtronic Mio, Tandem AutoSoft 90, and DANA Inset II.

Cannula type Options NDSS codes
Orbit micro 5.5mm or 8.5mm steel cannula
45, 60, 80, 110cm, or without tubing
810, 811, 812, 813, 814, 815, 816, 817, 838, 839
Orbit soft 6mm or 9mm teflon cannula
45, 60, 80, 110cm, or without tubing
818, 819, 820, 821, 822, 823, 824, 825, 840, 841
Inset 6mm or 9mm teflon cannula
46, 60, 80, or 110cm tubing
853, 854, 855, 856, 857, 858, 859, 860
Reservoir NDSS codes
160U 718

DANA pumps

The following consumables are shared by the DANA R, DANA RS, and DANA-i pumps.

The Inset II is the same mechanism as the Medtronic Mio, YpsoPump Inset, and Tandem AutoSoft 90.

The pumps used to use the Soft O Release infusion sets which were the same mechanism as the Orbit soft, but those have been discontinued.

Cannula type Options NDSS codes
Inset II 6mm teflon cannula
60 or 80cm tubing
861, 862
9mm teflon cannula
60cm tubing
863
Easy Release 4.5mm or 7mm steel cannula
60cm tubing
864, 865
Reservoir NDSS codes
300U
Currently includes batteries for the R and RS pumps, although that’s not needed for the i.
709.1

Medtronic pumps

These consumables are shared between the Medtronic 780G, 770G, 670G, 640G, Veo 554 & 754, Paradigm 522 & 722 pumps, as well as some earlier models.

Silhouette is the same mechanism as the Accu-Chek TenderLink and the Tandem VariSoft.

Sure-T is the same mechanism as the Tandem TruSteel.

Mio is the same mechanism as the YpsoPump Inset, Tandem AutoSoft 90, and DANA Inset II.

Cannula type Options NDSS codes
Quickset 6mm or 9mm teflon cannula
60, 80, or 110cm tubing
561, 562, 563, 564
Silhouette
(angled)
13mm or 17mm teflon cannula
60, 80, or 110cm tubing
568, 569, 588, 589, 641, 642
13mm teflon cannula
46cm tubing
640
13mm or 17mm teflon cannula
without tubing
Accu-Chek TenderLink
590, 591
Mio 6mm teflon cannula
45, 60, or 80cm tubing
pink or blue connector
643, 643.1, 644, 644.1, 645, 645.1
6mm or 9mm teflon cannula
80cm tubing
clear/grey connector
645.2, 646
Sure-T 6mm, 8mm, or 10mm steel cannula
60 or 80cm tubing
647, 648, 649, 650, 651, 652
Reservoir NDSS codes
180U 705
300U (does not fit in Paradigm/Veo 5xx pumps) 706

Tandem t:slim X2

The t:slim X2 originally shared the luer-lock sets used by the old Animas pumps, but now uses its own “t:lock” connector.

AutoSoft 90 is the same mechanism as the Medtronic Mio, YpsoPump Inset, and DANA Inset II.

VariSoft is the same mechanism as the Medtronic Silhouette and Accu-Chek TenderLink.

TruSteel is the same mechanism as the Medtronic Sure-T.

Cannula type Options NDSS codes
AutoSoft 90 6mm or 9mm teflon cannula
60 or 110cm tubing
826, 827, 828, 829
AutoSoft 30
(angled)
13mm teflon cannula
60 or 110cm tubing
830, 831
VariSoft
(angled)
13mm or 17mm teflon cannula
60cm tubing
832, 833
13mm or 17mm teflon cannula
without tubing
Accu-Chek TenderLink
590, 591
TruSteel 6mm or 8mm steel cannula
60 or 80cm tubing
834, 835, 836, 837
10mm steel cannula
no tubing
Medtronic Sure-T (discard Medtronic tubing)
652
Reservoir NDSS codes
300U 722

Accu-Chek Combo

Because the Combo pump uses the same luer-lock connection as a traditional syringe, it is compatible with infusion sets from many manufacturers.

Cannula type Options NDSS codes
Cleo 90 6mm or 9mm teflon cannula
61, 79, or 107cm tubing
507, 508, 509, 510, 511, 512
FlexLink 6mm, 8mm, or 10mm teflon cannula
30, 60, 80cm, or without tubing
513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520
Quickset 6mm or 9mm teflon cannula
60cm tubing
577, 579
TenderLink
(angled)
13mm or 17mm teflon cannula
30, 60, 80cm, or without tubing
592, 593, 594, 595, 596, 597, 590, 591
17mm teflon cannula
60cm tubing
Medtronic Silhouette
583 (same as Accu-Chek 596)
Rapid-D 6mm, 8mm, or 10mm steel cannula
without tubing
615, 616, 617
20, 50, or 70cm tubing 618, 619, 620
Sure-T 6mm or 8mm steel cannula
60cm tubing
Medtronic Sure-T
653, 654
Orbit micro 5.5mm or 8.5mm steel cannula
60, 75cm, or without tubing
842, 843, 844, 845, 838, 839
Orbit soft 6mm or 9mm teflon cannula
60, 75cm, or without tubing
846, 847, 848, 849, 840, 841
9mm teflon cannula
110cm tubing
850
Reservoir NDSS codes
315U 713, 714

That will do. There are 128 items on the May 2022 NDSS IPC list!