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    Diabetes: Living With an Insulin Pump

    More and more people with diabetes are using insulin pumps camera.gif instead of daily shots to manage their disease. The pumps give them more freedom to eat, sleep, and exercise when they want. A pump can be an important tool in preventing problems like very low blood sugar.

    But using an insulin pump takes some getting used to. The more you learn about your pump and how to live with it, the happier you will be.

    how.gif  How to live with an insulin pump

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    Other Works Consulted

    • American Diabetes Association (2014). Standards of medical care in diabetes—2014. Diabetes Care, 37(Suppl 1): S14–S80. DOI: 10.2337/dc14-S014. Accessed January 7, 2014.

    • American Diabetes Association (accessed March 2014). Insulin pumps. Available online: http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/medication/insulin/insulin-pumps.html.

    • Beaser RS (2010). Using insulin to treat diabetes: General principles. In RS Beaser, ed., Joslin's Diabetes Deskbook: A Guide for Primary Care Providers, 2nd ed., pp. 263–296. Boston, MA: Joslin Diabetes Center.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology

    Current as ofJune 20, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: June 20, 2014
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