The insulin pump
August 21, 2009 6:18pm CST
I know these things have helped many diabetics lead a normal life, but still there is a bit of worry about a machine being in control or somewhat in control of the amount of insulin pumped into your body. Recently my mother was approved for one and received it and next week she'll be trained to use it. It sounds ideal and like it will help her maintain normal blood sugar levels compared to the old route. Any one you use the insulin pump? Any advice or tips?
26 Aug 09
Insulin pump make it possible to deliver more precise amounts of insulin than can be injected using a syringe.This supports tighter control over blood sugar level,reduing the long_term complications associated with diabetes.And there are some tips as follows: 1:check the injection site periodically,see whether there is redness,swelling or other allergic symptoms 2:bring up foods such as sugar drinks,sugar or sweets to prevent low blood sugar level 3:replace the needle and connecting tube periodiclly to prevent infecting or blocking 4:visit your doctor or a professional endocrine doctor regularly,check the condition of the pump and adjust the insulin dose. Hope these