Insulin Pump & Infusion Set Placement

Proper body placements will help with insulin absorption and can reduce risks


Author:  LaurieAnn Scher, MS, RD, CDCES, FADCES

October 2022

Choosing the right insulin pump site is important for a number of reasons. It affects how well insulin is absorbed and overall blood glucose is managed. Choosing the right location can also reduce the risks of common pumping issues. Each insulin pump and Automated Insulin Delivery (AID) manufacturer has specific recommendations for on-body placements for their device, which we’ve aggregated below. As always, see the manufacturer's website for further details.


Placement Recommendations by Pump & Manufacturer

Pump Placements

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ADCES and danatech curate product specifics and periodically review them for accuracy and relevance. As a result, the information may or may not be the most recent. We recommend visiting the manufacturer's website for the latest details if you have any questions.