Insulin pumps are small, computerized devices that some people with diabetes use to help manage their blood sugar. They wear their pump on their belt or put it in their pocket.
The pump releases rapid-acting insulin into your body through a small, flexible tube (called a catheter) which goes under your belly’s skin and is taped in place.
How It Works
The insulin pump works nonstop, according to a programmed plan unique to each pump wearer. You can change the amount of insulin delivered.
Why Use an Insulin Pump for Diabetes?
Some doctors prefer the insulin pump because it releases insulin slowly, like how a normal pancreas works. Another advantage of the insulin pump program is that you don’t have to measure insulin into a syringe.