Are You An Insulin Pump Candidate?
Fact| Insulin pumps are indicated for anyone with diabetes who needs insulin.
An ideal candidate is someone who is willing to learn how to use the pump and has a strong supportive team.
Being physically and mentally ready to incorporate into pumping in to your life will set a foundation for success.
• Wiling to test blood glucose a minimum of 4 times per day?
• Willing to count carbohydrates?
• Willing to comply with medical follow ups?
Benefits of insulin pump therapy
• Improved blood glucose control, decreased blood glucose variability
• Improved control of dawn phenomenon
• Decreased frequency and severity of hypoglycemia
• Increased flexibility, sense of well being.
• Hyperglycemia and or DKA if infusion is interrupted
• Lipohypotrophy when the infusion sites are not rotated properly
• Infusion site infections, rashes and skin irritations
What is insulin pump therapy? Find out if it’s right for you…