Accu-chek Spirit Insulin Pump
Product Guide written by Diabetes Expert: Sue Marshall.
The Accu-Chek Spirit Insulin Pump is a very small insulin pump that allows the administration of bolus without having to look at the pump.
What's more, it has a backligh which is very jazzy and a huge memory system to store your readings.
Controlling Insulin Delivery
Controlling insulin delivery still happens in the pump, but the Accu-chek Spirit has a remote control too, which means that you can put your pump somewhere in your clothing and send it signals to do an insulin delivery without actually having to pull the pump out to set the dose.
Using a remote can be an advantage, as any pump user will understand (as planning your clothing around pump access can be a pain).
- An all-in-one insulin pump system was released by Accu-Chek in 2011, called the Accu-Chek Combo insulin pump system.
In the case of the Accu-Chek Spirit, this same remote control is also a blood test meter - keeping that aspect of control neatly incorporated.
A pump is an alternative way to delivery insulin - you still need to blood test.
The Spirit Combo insulin pump is part of the Combo range, including the Aviva Combo Blood Glucose Monitor.
Accu-chek Spirit Insulin Pump - More Information
- Dimensions: 82.5 x 56 x 21 mm (3.2 x 2.2 x 0.8 inches).
- Weight: Empty approx. 80 g (2.8 ounces); insulin pump with battery, full plastic cartridge and infusion set: approx. 110 g (3.9 ounces).
- Basal Rate: Min. = 0.05 Units/hour (U/h), Max. = 50 U/h. There are 24 hourly basal rates, adjustable in unit increments of 0.01 (up to 1.00 U/h), 0.05 (up to 10.0 U/h) and 0.1 (up to 50.0 U/h).
- Bolus: Max 50 insulin units; Quick bolus: adjustable in unit increments of 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0; Standard bolus, extended Bolus and Multiwave Bolus: adjustable in fixed increments of 0.1 units; Duration of extended bolus and multiwave bolus: adjustable in intervals of 15 minutes (from 15 minutes up to 12 hours).
- Cartridges: Accu-chek Spirit 3.15 mL cartridge system and Accu-chek 3.15 mL plastic cartridge with a lure-lock connection; BATTERIES: one 1.5-volt AA Alkaline (LR6) or lithium (FR6) battery or one 1.2-volt rechargeable NiMH AA (HR6) battery.
- Infusion Sets: Accu-chek infusion sets with a lure-lock connector (PVC and latex free).
- Data: Transfer via integrated infrared interface.
- Support: Accu-Chek has a dedicated corner of it’s main UK website solely showing the Combo pump’s dimensions and details on how it delivers insulin.