Roche Accu-Chek Insight

The Roche Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump system offers blood glucose monitoring, bolus advice, insulin delivery and data management in one system.  The system is supported by the Accu-Chek® diabetes management tools, which are used to analyse and display results from the pump and the handset.  Launched in the UK 12th Dec, 2014, the Insight is the predecessor to the Accu-Chek Combo insulin pump.

Accu-Chek Insight handset features:

  • Easy and intuitive for improved handling
    • Full colour display with resistive touchscreen for a modern feel
    • Simple on screen instructions for easy navigation
    • Training videos on handset to support your learning
  • Safe and reliable to support diabetes management
    • Proven bolus advisor to help improve your glycaemic control
    • Multiple reminders and warnings to give you peace of mind
  • Discreet and personal to individually adapt to daily life  
    • Full remote control of the pump via the handset – no need to get the pump out
    • Personalised bolus advice adapted to your needs
    • Electronic diary with full colour reports and graphs for data management on the go

Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump features:

  • Easy and intuitive for improved handling
    • Accu-Chek FillAssist, a time-saving automated cartridge filling system
    • Zoom function and coloured display
    • Simple on screen instructions for priming infusion sets
  • Safe and reliable to support diabetes management
    • Various bolus options and the ability to run boluses in parallel to give you flexibility in managing your meals
    • Very low basal rate to suit individual needs and particularly adapted to children – Basal increments of .01u/hr
    • Fast occlusion detection for added reassurance
    • Key lock on the pump to prevent accidental misuse
  • Discreet and personal to individually adapt to daily life
    • Pump shape designed for more comfortable wearing
    • A choice of small, flat, discreet cannulas for flexible wearing of the pump
    • Variety of carry cases for a personal touch

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Pros:

  • Good inclusion detection
  • Site change reminder can be set for 48 or 72 hours
  • Touch and bright colour handset screen
  • Handset/meter/remote communicates via Bluetooth for full pump programming
  • Can use alkaline, lithium or rechargeable batteries
  • Boluses can be adjusted in percentages for exercise, stress, illness etc.
  • History displayed as graphic reports on meter screen
  • NovoRapid® PumpCart®, the first prefilled pump cartridge with an insulin analogue (Novorapid) specifically designed for insulin pumps. The 1.6 ml cartridge has been developed by Roche Diabetes Care and Novo Nordisk and is compatible with the new Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump therapy system from Roche Diabetes Care.
1.6ml NovoRapid® PumpCart® Insight Insulin Pump
NovoRapid® PumpCart® 1.6ml for Accu-Chek Insight Insulin Pump

Cons:

  • Must use linked meter to perform bolus calculations
  • Can only link 1 meter per pump
  • Minimum basal rate 0.05u/hr
  • Must check BG on linked meter for bolus calculations (cannot enter BG manually)

For a full comparison chart of pumps available in the UK see the link at the bottom of this page