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Guides you through decision to get an insulin pump to manage type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Discusses who makes a good candidate for an insulin pump. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.
More and more people with diabetes are using insulin pumps instead of daily shots to manage their disease. The pumps give them more freedom to eat, sleep, and exercise when they want. A pump can be an important tool in preventing problems like very low blood sugar. But using an insulin pump takes some getting used to...
Most insulin pumps have the same basic features: The ability to program more than one basal rate: for example, a rate for work days, a rate for days off, a rate for working the night shift. The ability to set a temporary basal rate: for example, you can tell your pump to give you less insulin while you go...