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Insulin pump safety alert

By Editor
2nd September 2016
Insulin pumps, Latest news Medical devices

A medical warning has been issued to people who use a certain type of insulin pump.

Users of the Accu-Chek Insight Insulin pump system could be at risk of administering the wrong dose of insulin, which could be detrimental to their health.

The issue is with the accidental unlocking of the pump keys which can cause an unintentional operation of the system.

If not identified, it could result in rapid and severe deterioration of health such as  hypoglycaemia or diabetic ketoacidosis.

Roche Diabetes Care which make the product, has investigated and said the user manual is “not detailed enough regarding the description of the Key Lock function.”

In a statement Roche said: “As patient safety is our top priority, Roche Diabetes Care has enhanced the handling instructions for the Accu-Chek Insight system with immediate effect.

“In doing so, we aim to ensure that every user of the Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump knows how to operate and wear the system appropriately. These measures will help reduce the risk of an unintentional activation of the pump or accidental insulin delivery.”

People are being warned to make sure the pump does not come into contact with other objects in the pocket and that the Key Lock function only works the buttons on the front of the insulin pump.

To access the full list if instructions, click here.

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