Diabetes and Insulin Pumps – Are They Right for You?
Deciding whether or not to have an insulin pump is a major decision, and one that can only be made during a discussion with your health care provider. The biggest advantage to using a pump is that it removes the need for multiple insulin injections to be administered each day. Instead, insulin is delivered through a fine plastic tube connected to a plastic needle that is secured under your skin. This enables either rapid or short-acting insulin to be delivered 24 hours a day.