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How does a insulin pump work?

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Dr. Mani Bashyam
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
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In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Mani Bashyam
Dr. Mani Bashyam
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Dr. Alvin Fried
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alvin Fried
Dr. Alvin Fried
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