DIABETES

Devices and More

Insulin Pumps

Insulin pumps are small computerized devices that deliver insulin in two ways:

  1. In a steady measured and continuous dose (the "basal" insulin)
  2. As a surge ("bolus") dose, at your direction, around mealtime.
Doses are delivered through a flexible plastic tube called a catheter. With the aid of a small needle, the catheter is inserted through the skin into the fatty tissue and is taped in place.

From ADA | See more at: www.diabetes.org

Glucose Sensors

Glucose Sensors help you measure your glucose levels through a tiny electrode embedded within your skin. This tool allows us to find confounders that may make all the different in your ability to develop a sustainable self-care program

Glucose Meter Management

Please remember to clean and calibrate your meter monthly. (Not all glucose meters require calibration) Glucose meters are more accurate, and are designed specifically, to be used on the fingers and not multiple parts of the body.