Roche acquired the durable Disetronic pump line in 2003 and then redesigned the pump and added additional features in multiple iteration.The newest, the Spirit Combo, is part of the Accu-Chek Combo Insulin Pump System. The new system includes the Spirit Combo insulin pump and the Aviva Combo blood glucose meter.
Diabetes technology section
The OneTouch Ping is the newest insulin pump from the Animas Corporation. It is a glucose management system that includes an insulin pump and a glucose meter-remote. The two devices communicate wirelessly with each other. Users can calculate insulin doses and deliver boluses through the glucose meter-remote or manually on the pump.
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:
Insulin pump companies are producing better and better pumps. There are many similarities when comparing insulin pumps but there are some important differences, like the differences in calculating Bolus on Board or which infusion sets can be used. This is the current batch of insulin pumps that are available:
The decision to go on a pump is often a turning point in a person's approach to diabetes care. Those who use pumps say things like, "For the first time in years, I can eat when I want to," or "I can really control my blood sugars now, and I feel better, too."
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