Is an Insulin Pump Right for You?

Insulin pump therapy can help you manage your diabetes

Detail - Insulin pump therapy can help you manage your diabetes.

Insulin pump therapy has helped improve the health and quality of life for thousands of individuals with diabetes. But insulin pump therapy is not for everyone.

You may be an ideal candidate for insulin pump therapy if you already monitor your blood glucose levels on a regular basis, record your blood glucose and insulin doses in a logbook, count carbohydrates, and visit your healthcare team on a regular basis.

If you do not actively manage your diabetes, ask the members of your diabetes care team if you might be a candidate for insulin pump therapy. Remember, insulin pump therapy is a tool to help you successfully manage your diabetes.

You may want to ask your healthcare team if they have experience using insulin pumps. Consider attending a patient information event at which you speak to a Medtronic Diabetes representative who has seen the results of insulin pump therapy.

Finally, check with your insurance provider to ask if they provide coverage for insulin pumps. Some insurance companies will reimburse you for your insulin pump.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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