Insulin Pump Basics

If you or your family member have diabetes, you must be familiar with insulin, or at least, heard of it. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that helps regulate blood sugar. People with diabetes may not make enough insulin by the body and thus requires insulin injections. Insulin can be self-injected using a syringe or an insulin pen, and could also be delivered with an insulin pump. This article will discuss insulin pump basics that you need to know.

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Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Options

People that have type 1 diabetes (T1D) find that having a routine, eating a nutritious and healthy diet at regular scheduled times, physical activity and taking medication (insulin) can keep blood sugars within range. People with type 1 diabetes (T1D) can live long, and happy lives with disease management and motivation. Advancements in medication types and delivery methods give people the freedom to choose which treatment options work best with their particular circumstance. The prognoses of T1D can be greatly improved with a combination of insulins and lifestyle choices.

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Insulin Basics

Insulin is a natural hormone that is basic and necessary to live. When our bodies can no longer make enough, we need it in the form of injections in order for our cells to absorb energy from food.

There are different types of insulin depending on how quickly they work, when they peak, and how long they last.

All insulin available in the United States is manufactured in a laboratory, but animal insulin can still be imported for personal use. Continue reading “Insulin Basics”