WHAT IS INSULIN THERAPY?
It is treatment of Type I and Type II diabetes with insulin.
WHAT IS AN INSULIN PUMP?
The insulin pump is a reliable and discreet device composed of a programmable electronic unit and a reservoir for the insulin. It allows continuously providing you with fast-acting insulin 24/7 via a sub-cutaneous catheter which is changed every 3 days, on average.
The insulin pump allows a better quality of life, reducing the injection site to a single location for several days and providing greater flexibility for eating and activities.
An alarm is integrated for reminders, or to indicate potential catheter blockage problems.
The pump’s job is to reproduce the functioning of the Pancreas and thus allow insulin delivery via two complementary modes:
- The basic flow (“daily insulin”) is programmed in the pump; a very low dose is continuously injected, 24/7.
- The insulin bolus (voluntary insulin injection of 2 types):
- The meal bolus (insulin to eat) is injected at each meal.
- The correction bolus (therapeutic insulin treatment) aims to correct a blood glucose level that is too high.