An insulin pump is a small computerized device that delivers set doses of insulin into the body to control blood glucose. At AM Diabetes Centers of America in Memphis, Tennessee, Kashif A. Latif, MD, and the team see the benefits of the insulin pump and offer comprehensive education on insulin pump care and management. To learn more about insulin pump care at AM Diabetes Centers of America, call or book an appointment online today.
An insulin pump is a small device that delivers insulin into your body at set times easing the burden of regular insulin injections.
Insulin is a hormone made in the pancreas that transports glucose from your blood into the cell. If you have diabetes, you either don’t make any insulin at all or not enough to keep blood glucose levels within normal range.
Insulin injections help keep blood glucose levels normal. Anyone who uses insulin to manage their diabetes may consider switching over to an insulin pump.
The pump delivers insulin into your body at set times through an infusion set — a tube and needle combination that runs from the pump into the fatty tissue under your skin. Insulin pumps can deliver small doses of insulin throughout the course of the day and surge doses close to mealtimes, mimicking how the body normally releases insulin.
Insulin pump care refers to the use of the insulin pump to manage your diabetes. AM Diabetes Centers of America provides comprehensive diabetes-care management, including insulin pump therapy and care.
Deciding that you want to try the insulin pump to manage your diabetes is one thing. In order to get the most benefits out of the pump, you must learn how to properly use the pump and be willing to check your blood glucose levels regularly so you and the team can adjust your insulin dose and timing accordingly.
The team at AM Diabetes Centers of America provides comprehensive insulin pump training. The goal of insulin pump care is to help you properly manage your blood glucose levels and reduce your risk of complications.
Anyone thinking about using the insulin pump to manage their diabetes needs insulin pump care. At AM Diabetes Centers of America, you work with a team of diabetes experts including a board-certified endocrinologist, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, and certified diabetes educators.
All members of the team have advanced training in insulin pump care and therapy.
The team works together, teaching you how to properly use and care for the pump. This includes how the pump works and how to reload insulin, insert the needle, and clean the device.
Are you considering the insulin pump? Call AM Diabetes Centers of America today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about insulin pump care.