A successful infusion has insulin being deposited into the subcutaneous layer where it gets absorbed into the bloodstream via the blood vessels in the tissue.
An infusion site leak can happen if the cannula has been improperly inserted or if the injection site has been damaged during normal use. A leak can happen when a child sweats causing the infusion site to become loose, resulting in an underdelivery of medication.
An infusion site blockage can happen if the cannula is injected into damaged skin tissue or kinks during a faulty insertion. Blockages may produce a build up of insulin that could release into the body resulting in an overdose of insulin.
An infusion site dislodgement is when the cannula comes loose/gets removed from the site of injection. Dislodgements cause the adhesive pad to unstick from the injection site and severely alter the integrity of the injected cannula.
Kevin accidentally selected a damaged infusion site during his site rotation. A damaged site can create a deposit of insulin to accumulate at the site which can result in an overdose of medication leading to hypoglycemia.
Our new sensor-based system for insulin pumps has three main functions: monitor, detect and alert. It monitors the insulin being delivered, detects any abnormalities that occur during infusion and alerts insulin pump users or emergency contact of these issues.
We want our system to know the exact time at which their infusion set needs to be changed. Our biggest differentiator is our system’s ability to do insulin delivery monitoring allowing us to bring enhanced malfunction detection to patients. DiaTech aims to revolutionize insulin delivery monitoring and minimize loss of insulin from failed sites.