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Thinking About an Insulin Pump

4 good reasons to consider an insulin pump Like many questions, to “pump or not to pump” has multiple correct answers. It’s an important tool in diabetes management. If you're thinking about making a switch to an insulin pump, we recommend discussing these points with your diabetes care team.   Blood glucose control. Because an insulin pump can more closely mimic the way a healthy pancreas delivers insulin, using an insulin pump can help to improve blood glucose control and reduce episodes of low blood glucose.1 (And if you live day-to-day with diabetes, even small improvements can be worth embracing.) With an insulin pump, insulin dosing can be precisely matched to activity and needs throughout the day, and can be especially helpful if you're ill. However, if you want to get them most out of using an insulin pump, it will take dedication — monitoring blood glucose, counting carbohydrates and calculating mealtime insulin doses to maintain the necessary balance.   Precise mealtime insulin. Many insulin pumps now feature on-board insulin advisors that calculate insulin doses based on current blood glucose, carbs to be eaten and insulin already delivered to your body. This more accurate dosing can also lead to improved blood glucose control.2 To make things easy, the Accu-Chek Combo insulin pump system and the Accu-Chek Insight diabetes therapy system allow you to calculate a bolus dose on the meter and then deliver the bolus dose remotely, without even touching the pump.    Fewer jabs than shots. This is an important consideration. Some people find that they prefer to insert an infusion set every 2 or 3 days instead of injecting multiple times each day. Today's infusion sets use ultra-fine needles and offer a range of designs to fit virtually anyone, including young children and those with slender, athletic builds.   Freedom. Some may wonder if having a medical device physically connected to their body might seem restrictive. In reality, some people are surprised to find out that the insulin pump gives them a greater sense of freedom and flexibility, as they can eat when they like and slow down insulin delivery when they're more active.   So what's best for you? Ultimately, that's up to you and your diabetes care team. If you think that pumping sounds appealing, talk to your healthcare provider to determine whether you're a good candidate for insulin pump therapy.

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Insulin: A New Beginning

After living with diabetes for several years, you’ve just been prescribed an insulin treatment. You probably have many questions—perhaps even fears or misgivings. This is completely normal. In any event, here are three preconceived notions you can discard right now.   1. Transitioning to insulin means I managed my diabetes incorrectly. Wrong. Diabetes is a progressive disease. Despite all your efforts and good will, it may just be that your pancreas is no longer able to cope.   2. Insulin therapy is a last-resort treatment.  Wrong. Rather, it is the logical option when blood sugar can no longer be controlled by diet, weight loss, physical activity and oral medications.   3. Insulin injections are painful.  Wrong. The needles are very fine, and many people do not feel pain during injections. If you don’t like needles, you can opt for a pen, which many find even less bothersome.   Basically… Ask your questions! Discuss your concerns with a health care professional. Get informed, and above all, remember that your new treatment will improve your quality of life, help you manage your diabetes more efficiently and prevent or delay the onset of complications.

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