An insulin pump is a medical device that delivers insulin through a small tube, and a cannula inserted under the skin (which constitute the catheter)
An insulin pump is a tiny transferable device that delivers insulin 24 hours a swift 24. The insulin pump is the extent of a small mobile phone. The amount of insulin delivered can be tailored to specific needs of your body.
You can program your insulin pump to automatically deliver insulin 24 hours 24 - this is the basal rate - in order to maintain glucose levels within the desired range between meals and at night. You can also administer an amount of extra insulin (bolus) during meals.
You can determine the amount of the bolus from the amount of carbohydrates you eat.
When using an insulin pump, you must continue to monitor your blood sugar. You set the insulin dose with your healthcare, and you customize according to your diet and your exercise program.
Type 1 diabetic of all ages can use insulin pump therapy.
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