Insulin Pump Therapy
ChristianaCare offers one-on-one support to teach you how to properly use an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor and how to integrate theses technologies into your lifestyle.
Your doctor may prescribe an insulin pump to help you achieve good blood-sugar control. By using the small, lightweight device, you can avoid extreme changes in blood-sugar levels, with more flexibility in food choices and meal planning.
Insulin pumps are small and lightweight—about the size of a cell phone. They deliver insulin through a tiny tube inserted under the skin in the abdomen.
Additional information about insulin pumps is available at the manufacturer Web sites:
Continuous Glucose Monitors
Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) constantly track a person’s glucose levels. While fingerstick tests only measure glucose levels at a point in time, continuous glucose monitors provide a 24-hour picture of glucose levels. CGMs are often used together with insulin pumps to provide a glucose monitoring and insulin delivery system.
Additional information about continuous glucose monitors is available at the manufacturer Web sites:
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Newark, DE 19711
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Wilmington, DE 19801
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Newark, DE 19702
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