Insulin Pumps


Insulin Pumps – are a useful tool for insulin delivery. About the size of a small cell phone, they allow diabetics to avoid multiple daily injections. They allow for small increments of insulin to be given, allowing for fine tuning of insulin dosing. Pumps allow patients greater flexibility on what is eaten or the timing of meals. They are useful in helping to minimize blood sugar highs and lows. Pumps are typically worn 24 hours daily, and patients must learn to program and use the pump. Some pumps use tubing to deliver insulin to the body, and it may become kinked or displaced, preventing insulin delivery. It must be remembered pumps are not a panacea for diabetes management. Valid pump candidates will also check blood sugars and maintain routine follow up care with their endocrinologist.