Pump Life

Other than the obvious benefits of fewer fingersticks per day, the ability to give insulin whenever spontaneous events arise, and quicker adjustmetns for changes in activity, a pump offers other benefits and conveniences:

  • better insulin delivery
  • more convenience and flexibility
  • greater precision
  • more reliable insulin action
  • easier problem solving
  • less hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia awareness
  • fewer morning highs

Insulin pumps have many advantages, but they are also mechanical devices that depend on several components to work properly. Like any device, a pump requires a conscientous user to go through a learning curve in order to make it work properly. Take a look at our guides for Pump Preparation and Handling Pump Problems

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Pumping Insulin, 5th Edition

Pumping Insulin, 5th Edition

Get the most up-to-date information on how to use a Smart pump for the best blood glucose management. New chapter on CGMs and pumps. Updated chapters on pumps specific to children and teens, pregnancy, exercise and Type 2's. Over 185 useful tables, figures and examples. How to use software downloads and log books to spot patterns and improve control.

Cover Price: $27.95 Only 19.55, 323 pages, 7.5 x 9.25, 2012

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