3 Days skin puncture free? Yes, it is possible
i-Port Advance™ is a small injection port that lets you take your injectable medications without having to puncture your skin for each injection. It’s easy to wear and easy to use. The port can be worn for up to three days* during all normal activities, including sleeping, bathing and exercise.
"Since beginning to use the i-Port I’ve found it to be a great help to manage my blood sugar levels as it requires much fewer injections! Would recommend to anyone having to take injections for sure."
Eva G, Ireland
"My son of 9 was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and the injections were becoming increasingly more difficult. His little legs were becoming a dartboard and each injection hurt as it was hitting a bruise from the previous one. I heard about the i-Port from another parent and decided to try it. At first the cost put me off due to being on a very low income, however after a seriously distressing injection I just ordered it. I am now a continuous buyer of this product.
It has given my son a little bit of life back. He is so much more independent than before as he now does it himself and this is wonderful. He is able to do it at school without someone having to do it for him, so he has even more control. It may seem a little expensive but when you get the box of 10 and see the relief on your child's face after each injection it is so worth every penny. I will use these now every 3 days until he moves onto the pump. I would highly recommend this product for any child with Type 1 Diabetes."
Parent of i-Port Advance™ user - Dee F, Ireland
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Simple to apply and easy to use
Application is quick and virtually pain free with the built-in serter. Only change the i-Port Advance™ injection port every three days.
“Now we are less scared of injecting ourselves”
Those newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes who might be afraid of injections. Anyone who experiences the emotional challenges of injections like fear, anxiety and stress or their physical impact like bruising, scaring or pain may benefit from i-Port Advance™. It’s especially beneficial to children and their loved ones, who often get anxiety when it’s time to take an injection. It can also help in administering additional doses (for example correction boluses and injections to cover snacks between meals). Children or teenagers may also benefit from i-Port Advance™ as an aid to help them become more independent when administering insulin therapy. If you have type 2 diabetes and are new to taking insulin, this is a great way to improve the transition to taking injections.
You can use the port with pens or syringes. Needles need to be 5-8mm (3/16-5/16”) in length and 32-28 gauge.
You can use both, but there is a rule: Always inject rapid acting insulin first, wait one hour, then inject your long acting insulin.
You can watch the Training Video below and download the User Guide
* Do not inject more than 75 times through a single device. - Product CE marked by Unomedical a/s. - This information does not substitute the Instructions for Use/User Guide - For a listing of indications, contraindications, precautions, warnings, and potential adverse events, please refer to the Instructions for Use
- Hanas 2013 [Hanas R. I-Port indwelling catheter alleviates injection pain in children with Diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2013; 14 (Suppl. 18): 114].
- Data on file; survey conducted in 2015 in the US
- Riley D, Raup G. Impact of a subcutaneous injection device on improving patient care. Nurs Manage. 2010;41(6):49–50