Advantages of Using an Insulin Pump

Some advantages of using an insulin pump instead of insulin injections are:

  • Using an insulin pump means eliminating individual insulin injections
  • Insulin pumps deliver insulin more accurately than injections
  • Insulin pumps often improve A1C
  • Using an insulin pump usually results in fewer large swings in your blood glucose levels
  • Using an insulin pump makes delivery of bolus insulin easier 
  • Insulin pumps allow you to be flexible about when and what you eat
  • Using an insulin pump reduces severe low blood glucose episodes
  • Using an insulin pump eliminates unpredictable effects of intermediate- or long-acting insulin
  • Insulin pumps allow you to exercise without having to eat large amounts of carbohydrate
  • Last Reviewed: August 21, 2013
  • Last Edited: December 9, 2013

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