Insulin Pumps

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Insulin Pumps

Insulin puumps deliver rapid or short acting insulin 24 hours a day through a catheter placed under the skin.Your insulin doses are seperated into basal rates,bolus doses to cover carbohydrate in meals, and correction or supplemental doses.

How It Works

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Hospital, Doctors Office,Endocrinologist, community nursest family physicianTraining Required:Registered nurses trains pt on how the machine works and all its maintenance, follow wpc nursing care and doctors.


How It Was Developed:In 1963, Dr. Arnold Kadish designed the first insulin pump to be worn as a backpack. A more wearable version was later devised by Dean Kamen in 1976. Kamen formed a company called "Autosyringe" to market the product, which he sold to baxter health care in 1981.

Insulin Pumps

What Is It used For?

How Effective Is It?


Type 1 Diabetes

More effective than injections, delivers constant insulin for very sick type 1 diabetics.

Diabetes is a long term condition that causes high blood sugar levels.Type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin.Type 2 diabetes, the body does not produce enough insulin for proper function.Symptoms include increase in thirst, increase in urination, ketone breath, letharyy, weakness, ketones urine, and increase in blood sugar. The body systems this disease impacts are the liver, kidneys, eyes, peripheral nerves, ability to heal, cardiovasculary system, and the pancreas.Cost: $7000 but insurance covers 80%, so you only have to pay $1500. Depending on insurance plan.Drawbacks: Could overdeliver insulin causing overdose and can lead to hypoglycemia. Could stop working and cause diabetic ketoacidosis which can lead to death.

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