By the dLife Editors Insulin pumps are an alternative to manual injections, instead providing a constant flow of insulin. Insulin is delivered from the pump through a needle or catheter placed under the skin. Some insulin pumps have tubing that brings the insulin from the holding cartridge in the pump to the catheter, while other
Product Guide: Insulin Pumps
Tips and Tools for Insulin Pump Use
Insulin pumps can be great tools for managing diabetes in people of all ages, including children, teens, and even infants.
What is Insulin Pump Therapy
Insulin pump therapy is a safe and simple way to achieve tight glucose control. Insulin pumps are similar in size to a pager. They are battery operated and can be programmed to meet your individual needs The insulin pump gives you a constant drip of insulin all day long, similar to what a normal pancreas would do. This is called the basal rate. Basal insulin needs may vary throughout the day. The insulin pump can be programmed to meet your individual requirements. If…
How Do Insulin Pumps Work?
Insulin pumps deliver rapid- or short-acting insulin 24 hours a day through a catheter placed under the skin.
My Medtronic insulin pump has been recalled; Now what?
Medtronic recently issued a recall of various insulin pump models due to a faulty design that allows users to accidentally deliver the maximum amount of insulin by inadvertently pressing a button. This recall concerns an enormous amount of devices: nearly 560,000 insulin pumps have been recalled. A total of 444,374 of these devices are in use in the United States. If you are suffering from diabetes, or if you have a loved one who has diabetes, you could be relying on one of…
FDA warns patients and health care providers about potential cybersecurity concerns with certain...
FDA is warning patients and providers that certain Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps are being recalled due to potential cybersecurity risks
Why I Ditched My Insulin Pump for Injections
I hated the way my pump interfered with my outfits. I hated the middle of the night beeping. And I really hated changing the reservoir. Yet, since I’d been pump
10 Best Practice Tips for Insulin Pump Care
Keep your pump in tip top shape with these 10 care tips.
What to Know Before Using an Insulin Pump
Dr. Reddy shares the pros and cons of using an insulin pump There is no right or wrong way to manage your diabetes. With that being said, there are a variety of
How Efficient Are Voice-Operated Apps for Insulin Pumps?
Accurate calculations of bolus insulin are important to avoiding detrimental effects caused by hyper or hypoglycemia. In an examination of voice-operated apps for insulin pumps, VoiceDiab system provided accurate insulin calculations and better BGC control.
FDA Recalls Insulin Pumps Over Security Concerns
The FDA has recalled certain Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps because there’s a risk of them being hacked, the agency said.
Kidnapped woman reveals how she used insulin pump to escape trunk
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A woman kidnapped at gunpoint and thrown in the trunk of her own car is speaking about the traumatic hours that led up to her daring, caught-on-camera escape. Gas station surveillance cameras recorded 25-year-old nursing student Brittany Diggs jumping out of the trunk of a moving Nissan Altima and running to safety last Tuesday.
How To Wear An Insulin Pump, From A Formal Wedding To A Day at the Beach
Cindy Tenney shares the different ways how to wear an insulin pump – from the beach, to formal events, to a typical work day.
WOAH! This nursing student escaped KIDNAPPING by using her INSULIN pump!
How to Use FreeStyle Libre Trend Arrows to Adjust Insulin Doses
New Endocrine Society guidelines for FreeStyle Libre users to adjust insulin doses based on trend arrows. Plus, additional guidelines on scanning time and frequency
What You Should Know About Flying with an Insulin Pump
When flying with an insulin pump, you should always disconnect it during takeoff and landing. This isn't a US FAA recommendation; this isn't about turning off your electronic devices.
How to use an AA battery as a backup power supply for an insulin pump
The latest power trends for battery-powered designs.
PHOTOS: Miss Idaho Knows How To Wear An Insulin Pump With Pride
Miss Idaho 2014 is here to Pump. You. Up! This isn't g...
How medical devices like pacemakers and insulin pumps can be hacked
"We've yet to find a device...that we haven't been able to hack," the researcher says