Can a magnet damage an insulin pump?

Possibly. There have been reports of magnetized cell phone cases causing pumps to malfunction. Medtronic's (maker of minimed line of pumps) site recommends that pumps be removed for mris.

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How does a insulin pump work?

Programmed insulin. When you have calculated how much Insulin you need - this is a separate problem - you program the pump using a set of buttons on the front. You can priogram it for a continuous, or basal insulin, and/or bolus insulin, which are quick boosts given at pre-arranged times. Read more...
Insulin pump. An Insulin pump is a very sophisticated means of delivering insulin. There is a small cartridge of insulin, which can be refilled periodically. Sophisticated electronics control the basal rate of insulin. Boluses can be given for meals based on carbohydrates intake, pre-meal blood sugar, and anticipated activity level. battery operated. Read more...

What is a remote insulin pump?

Not sure. 2 possibilities come to mind. The 1st is omnipod, an Insulin pump with no tubes. The "pod" that sits on the skin contains a 3-day supply of Insulin and has a catheter to deliver it just under the skin. It's controlled by a handheld gadget that is not connected to the pod. The 2nd possibility is the recently approved glucose monitor, to allow parents to monitor a child's sugar from another room. Read more...
Insulin pump types. the pump used in the USA are external pumps vs in some european countries there are internal or implanted pumps under the skin. I am not aware of any remote pumps. Read more...

When is an insulin pump required?

Seldom. Required? Can't think of any situation where a pump is required. A pump may help someone achieve tighter glucose control, including pregnant women, people who need very small doses, people whose activities and schedule changes day-to-day, or people whose basal Insulin requirement varies through the day. Willingness to learn carb counting and to check frequently are key to getting better results. Read more...
Never. Insulin pump is only an optional means of delivering insulin. It can offer persons with diabetes a great deal more flexibility than injections. It does, however come with increased work for the individual in caring for the pump and increased cost in terms of supplies. The best way to give Insulin is the best way that allows achievement of good metabolic control. Read more...

What insulin pump is best for a child?

Omnipod. My daughter an many kids use omnipod, the first tubeless pump approved in the us, combined with dexcom for cgm this is the most accurate and most physiologic "open loop" system you can use for your child. Read more...

What can I expect when on an insulin pump?

Insulin pump. Do not go on an insulin pump until you have had appropriate training from a diabetes educator. When working properly your health and well being will go up and you will feel great! If not working properly you will not do so well. Getting things under control does not happen over night - be patient and careful! Read more...

Where is an insulin pump placed on the body?

On the chest. There is a harness that can be used for placing the pump on your chest. There is also an arrangement where you can hook it to a bra, or, perhaps, in a pocket. Read more...
Insulin pump. It is worn on the outside of your body. Patients can clip it on a belt, put it in their pocket, put it in their bra, and there are even underwear or clothes with pump pockets built in. It is attached to an infusion set on your ABD skin by tubing. Go check out one of the pump websites. One of the best pumps is still the Medtronic pump. Check out this website: www.medtronicdiabetes.com/compare. Read more...

Insulin pen or insulin pump which is better?

Depends on you. Taking Insulin by injection or by pump are both good options. There are very many well-controlled people with diabetes who do each. The primary question is which of the two ways of delivering Insulin will work best for you. People like using Insulin pumps because it simplifies the math associated with accurate testing and because it offers more flexibility in hour by hour and day by day dosing. People like injections because they are simpler and do not require being tethered to a device all the time. Read more...

Which are some pros and cons of an insulin pump?

Lifestyle. Hi. Pumps are purely a lifestyle decision. All the cost & technology of a pump can't do anything for your control you can't do just as well with Lantus (insulin glargine) & Novolog/Humalog/Apidra. You have to test your BG just as much. To me, a CGM is far more beneficial for control, and if it comes to one to the other (pump vs. CGM), I say CGM hands down. The only CGM worth having is Dexcom. The Medtronic CGM sucks. Read more...