Several provinces in Canada cover the costs of insulin pumps for select groups of people with diabetes. Discover if you are eligible.
Insulin pumps and insulin dosing
Insulin pumps use rapid-acting insulin to deliver both basal and bolus doses. Basal doses mimic the pancreas’ function between meals, while bolus doses are used at mealtime.
Using an insulin pump with a blood glucose meter or CGM
People who use insulin pumps must check their blood sugar levels regularly. Checking blood sugar using a meter or continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in this article.
Can an insulin pump help you prevent or delay diabetes complications?
Insulin pump therapy may better regulate your blood glucose levels, and help you prevent or delay diabetes complications. Read more about it in this article.
Manage your daily activities with an insulin pump
If you are thinking about using an insulin pump to help you manage your diabetes – or if you recently got one – you may be wondering where you’re supposed to put it! Here are some tips for managing your insulin pump during your daily activities.
Who is the best candidate for an insulin pump? What are your responsibilities?
An insulin pump is a device that delivers insulin continuously throughout the day. Its main advantage is that it helps regulate your blood glucose levels – this means you’ll have fewer highs and lows. Is insulin pump therapy right for you?