Who Can Use An Insulin Pump?
We work with pharmacies to make sure you have all the information you need to make knowledgeable choices when it comes to insulin pump therapy. Here's a list of commonly asked questions to help with your decisions. Anyone using multiple daily injections (MDI) of insulin or is being asked to move to MDI. Who can’t use insulin pump? People who don't have diabetes – lucky them! Do I need surgery to use a pump? Is it implanted? No and no. What is an insulin pump? It’s a small, computerized device that delivers fast-acting insulin 24 hours a day through an infusion site that penetrates your skin with a tiny Teflon® or steel tube called a cannula. Are there different types of pumps? There are two types of pumps. A line pump, the size of a small cell phone, is typically worn on a belt and uses a thin tube to deliver insulin to an infusion site. A disposable patch pump, about the size of an egg sliced down the middle, is attached to the skin with an adhesive pad and delivers insulin directly into the body. How many types of pumps are sold in Canada? There are four different pumps made by four manufacturers: ACCU-CHEK® Spirit Combo (line pump) Animas OneTouch® Ping® and Vibe® (li Continue reading >>