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Insulin Pump Therapy

Type 1 diabetes is when the body is unable to make its own insulin. This means Type 1 diabetics have to continiously and regulary give their body the insulin it needs, typically through daily injections. 

as you can imagine, having to inject oneself daily, can be very inconvenient. Insurin needs to be stored in a cold environment; if there is a drastic change in blood sugar levals, the individual needs to have their insulin on hand to inject themselves to counteract the effects. 

Technology has progressed allow for those who need to take insulin regularly, to provide the body with a regular stream of insulin without the need for inconvenient injections. This is known as insulin pump therapy.

 

Insulin Pump THerapy, is a device that steadily secretes insulin to the body, similar to how the pancreas naturally secretes the insulin needed. This insulin pump allows the wearer to instantenously alter the amount of insulin needed. to increase or decrease blood sugar levels. 

 

utilizing an insulin pump allows wearer a better control over their diabetes management. coupled with continious gluclose monitoring systems, wearers can  reducie HbA1c levels or reduce the number of hypoglycemic counts. . 

Diabetes can lead to life-threatening consequences if it is not managed appropriately. Over time, it can cause various macrovascular and microvascular complications (e.g., cardiovascular disease, renal disease, retinopathy, and/or neuropathy), resulting in an overall reduction in blood flow. People with diabetes are twice as likely to develop heart disease or to experience a stroke, and the condition is also the leading cause of renal failure, limb amputations, and adult blindness (retinopathy). In addition, there is a 30–40% increase in prevalence in diabetics who smoke, leading to an even greater risk of heart- and kidney-disease complications. These complications affect patients’ overall health and quality of life and increase the risk of mortality by 50%.1,2

To help minimize the progression of diabetes and the potential complications, strict glucose control and monitoring is recommended for patients. Glucose monitoring can aid in: (1) the proper management of symptoms; (2) evaluating responses to therapy; (3) achieving established glycemic targets; and (4) preventing or delaying the progression of complications in both T1D and T2D. It is recommended that all patients who have diabetes, especially those on around-the-clock insulin regimens, frequently self-monitor their blood glucose at home throughout the day. Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG)

What Does It Do?

CGM measures the amount of glucose in the fluid inside your body. Different devices collect the information in different manners using tiny sensors. In some cases, the sensor is placed under the skin of your belly in a quick and painless fashion or, it can be adhered to the back of your arm. A transmitter on the sensor then sends the information to a wireless-pager-like monitor that you can clip on your belt.

There are a number of continious glucose monitorong systems agailable. Some common brands include:

Freestyle Libre

Dexcom G6

Medtronic

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