Insulin pumps

An insulin pump is a device that you wear 24 hours a day to deliver insulin. The pump delivers a set amount of insulin continuously throughout the day and night.

You attach the pump to your skin. Insulin flows into your body through a tiny tube under your skin. The tube is replaced every 2 to 3 days and the pump moved to another part of your body.

Using the pump, you add extra insulin at mealtimes.

A pump can give you more flexibility with what you eat and may help you to have more stable blood glucose levels. However, a pump might not suit everyone.

If you are having trouble managing your diabetes despite regular testing, insulin and carbohydrate counting, ask your team if an insulin pump might help.

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This project has received funding from the Government of Ireland’s Sláintecare Integration Fund 2019 under Grant Agreement Number 9.