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Closed loop insulin pumps are still being researched Insulin pumps come in a variety of forms. Tethered and patch pumps are the options currently available on the NHS or to buy privately. At the moment, a new breed of extra intelligent insulin pumps (closed loop insulin pumps) are being tested under supervised conditions for research and could start to become available if the trials are successful. Tethered insulin pumps are those that have a length of flexible tubing between the pump itself and the cannula (the short, thin tube which goes through the skin). The pump itself, which usually feature controls, is free to be tucked into pockets or carried in pump pouches which can be worn under or outside of clothing. Some tethered pumps may also have controls on a separate handset which may also double up as a blood glucose monitor . Commonly available examples of tethered pumps include: A patch pump is where the pump is attached to the surface of the skin. To allow the pump to be as small as possible, the controls for the pump are located on remote control. The remote control may also serve as a blood glucose meter. One of the benefits of a patch pump is that theres no tubing to catc Continue reading >>

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  1. Amy Anderson

    Diabetes Management

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    What is it like to have an insulin pump?




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    It's a frenemy. I would not go back to Multiple Daily Injections (MDI) unless the EMP hit.
    Friend
    Lets me eat what I want, when I want
    Easy corrections, no math or calculations in my head
    Fairly unobtrusive (until it isn't)
    Prevents lows better than long acting insulin and MDI

    Keeps records of my insulin and BG levels without me having to enter it into an app or book.
    Enemy

    The infusion sites can get irritated and irritating
    Expense
    Always having to find a place to put it on your person or in your clothes

    Alarms going off at inopportune times

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