Insulin Pumps and Diabetes Management

Cecilia Hamming, RN, BA., Medtronic CPT, discusses the health benefits with insulin pumps.

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Cecilia Hamming, RN, BA., Medtronic CPT, discusses the health benefits with insulin pumps.
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Featuring Cecilia Hamming, RN, BA, Medtronic CPT

Duration: 58 seconds

The ability for insulin pumps to deliver doses as small as 0.025 units precisely at times that are programmed for each individual person enhances the ability to be safe.

We're no longer injecting huge amounts of insulin all at once. Some of the pumps now offer low-glucose suspend, which in tune - in collaboration with the sensors, allows the pump to shut off based on the patient's glucose level.

So if you are going low or you can't detect your lows it can actually shut off the infusion of insulin based on your immediate needs. This would limit the severity of your hypoglycemia, which would also lend to safety.

So if you have any questions regarding the safety of insulin pumps the best people to ask are your diabetes clinical care team.

Presenter: Ms. Cecilia Hamming, Nurse, Vancouver, BC

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This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.