Have you been thinking of switching to an insulin pump? This article will help you figure out if it could be right for you.
You may be wondering if it is time to transition to an insulin pump. To help you with this decision, how many of these diabetes related questions do you answer, “yes” to?
- Has your A1C been hovering on the high side for a while?
- Is your blood sugar difficult to control?
- Are you physically active and have an unpredictable schedule?
- Have you tried everything and still have consistently high blood glucose levels in the morning?
If you answered yes to even one of these questions, it means you should probably give some serious thought to using an insulin pump. If you haven’t already, take a look at two of our past posts to learn even more about transitioning to an insulin pump:
- Five Tips on How to Best Transition from Injections to an Insulin Pump
- Managing the Transition to an Insulin Pump
In this post we’ll cover some basic information to show you why an insulin pump might be right for you.
How an Insulin Pump Works
There are different types of insulin pumps. Some insulin pumps have tubing connected to a cannula that is then inserted into the skin, but there are also pumps that do not have tubes. The pump can be programmed to release small doses of insulin continuously (basal), or a bolus dose close to mealtime to control the rise in blood glucose.
Benefits of Using an Insulin Pump
The benefits of using an insulin pump are many and according to the American Diabetes Association, they include:
- Eliminates need for individual insulin injections,
- More accurate injections,
- Improved A1C,
- Fewer large swings in blood glucose levels, and
- Easier control of blood glucose levels when exercising.
With all these benefits, you owe it to yourself to at least check out your insulin pump options.
You Are Not Alone
When you begin looking at insulin pumps, you might find it overwhelming as there are many different models to choose from. Changing how you manage your diabetes can also be scary and intimidating, but know that you are not alone. Focus Express Mail Pharmacy is here to help you as you look for and begin using an insulin pump and we will answer your questions about diabetes, insulin pumps, and diabetes supplies.
Put our more than 50 combined years of experience with insulin pumps and over 100 combined years of experience with diabetes supplies and prescription medications to work for you to make sure you choose the insulin pump that is right for you. Call 1-866-403-6287 to talk to us and get your questions answered.