Health Tip: Living With an Insulin Pump

-- An insulin pump offers many benefits for diabetics, including better blood glucose control and greater convenience.

The American Diabetes Association offers these suggestions while getting used to your pump:

  • Take your insulin at the same time each day.
  • Carry an extra insulin pen or additional insulin with you when traveling.
  • Talk to a dietitian about how to adjust your diet when you start using the pump.
  • When you turn off your pump, devise a way to remind yourself to turn it back on.
  • Regularly record and review all of your information, including blood glucose levels, carbohydrates, corrective doses and exercise.

Posted: October 2008


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