A few weeks ago I conducted an evaluation of various infusion sites sets for my Minimed Paradigm. After writing about the Thinset reservoirs, the Inset II and the Cleo 90, I thought it would only be fair to write a formal review of the Minimed Quicksets. These are one of the standard sets made for the Paradigm, but is also available with a luer lock connection for other pumps.
The Quickset is a high quality set, well built, and very reliable. The adhesive is the best of all the sets I’ve tried, and in my case has resisted water, sweat and serious abuse for well over 3 days.
The other good thing is the inserter. It uses a high precision spring loaded mechanism. It goes in quickly and without any pain. Having a reusable inserter also means less waste, and less impact to the environment.
The downside of having a reusable inserter is that you need one wherever you are changing your set. This can be challenging for emergency kits and backup supplies. Inserters are not cheap, and at $60 each, I won’t be buying one for each of my backup kits anytime soon.
The other slight disadvantage is size. The Quickset adhesive is slightly bigger than the other sets, and is white, so it’s bit more visible.
Overall, this is probably the best set I’ve used so far, so I will probably keep using it on my pump. I will, however, keep a couple of the other sets in my backup kits, one in the car and one in the office.