How to Use an Insulin Pump

If you are looking at using an insulin pump therapy for your diabetes, there are important things that you must take into consideration. First things first, you need to find out the appropriate dose you need based on the type of your diabetes, your lifestyle, and the food you eat. To know all these, you must pay attention to every detail that your diabetes care team will tell you.
Before starting insulin pump diabetes you must learn the following.

How to program the pump according to your …

Important Reminders Before You Disconnect Your Insulin Pump

Although insulin pump is very convenient to use, take note that it falls under the short-acting insulin category. Therefore, it can be a bit dangerous if it is accidentally disconnected or you forgot to reconnect it after temporarily disconnecting it. Some daily activities like bathing, swimming, intimacy, sports, etc, may require you to unhook your insulin pumps. You may also need to disconnect your pump when undergoing medical examinations including but not limited to x-ray, CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Take note to always check your blood sugar level every time before disconnecting your insulin pump. Once you’…

What is an Insulin Pump?

While insulin injection provides either rapid-acting or long-acting insulin, some people take multiple short-acting insulin dosages and this is where an insulin pump comes in handy. Insulin manufacturers have developed an insulin pump that provides a continuous dosage of short-acting insulin all day long without the hassle of multiple dosages.
An Insulin pump is a programmable device, the size of a smartphone that delivers a continuous amount of insulin in your body. The pump can be worn around the waist, …