How Does An Insulin Pump Work?
For individuals with diabetes who require insulin management, insulin pumps provide precise insulin delivery and can provide many benefits, including improved control of blood glucose levels, and may help to reduce the risk of developing complications associated with diabetes. What is an Insulin Pump? An insulin pump is a device that continuously delivers precise amounts of insulin to an individual in order to control blood glucose levels without injections. Individuals with diabetes who require insulin therapy should work closely with their doctor and diabetes management team to determine whether an insulin pump is the insulin delivery method that best meets their specific needs. Monitoring blood glucose levels is still a necessary step when using an insulin pump. However, an insulin pump may provide many advantages over injections, including more accurate insulin dosing, reduced episodes of hypo- and hyperglycemia, greater discretion, and a more flexible and active lifestyle. Additionally, advances in insulin pump technology have resulted in pumps that work in tandem with continuous glucose monitors and automatically adjust insulin delivery in response to changing insulin needs. Continue reading >>