What Are Diabetes Pumps?

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Insulin pumps are small computerized devices that deliver insulin in two ways:
  • In a steady measured and continuous dose
  • As a surge dose, at your direction, around mealtime.
The insulin pump is not an artificial pancreas, but pumps can help some people achieve better control. Pumps can be programmed to releases small doses of insulin continuously, or a bolus dose close to mealtime to control the rise in blood glucose after a meal. This delivery system most closely mimics the body's normal release of insulin. For more info you can go to a specialist. Keyword: diabetes pump
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