An insulin pump is a small electronic device, about 5.3cm wide and 9.6cm tall. The pump can help you mimic the way a healthy pancreas functions, replacing the need for frequent injections. The pump delivers precise doses of rapid-acting insulin 24 hours a day, to match your body’s needs.

 

HOW DOES THE PUMP WORK?

The pump provides insulin to your body at two rates:

1
Basal rate

Small amounts of insulin released continuously throughout the day to mimic the background insulin production of the pancreas.

2
Bolus rate

Additional insulin can be delivered “on demand" to match the food you are going to eat or to correct high blood sugar.

COMPONENTS OF INSULIN PUMP THERAPY

1. INSULIN PUMP

A small, durable electronic device to program your insulin and show you how you are tracking. The device includes a reservoir compartment.

2. INFUSION SET

An infusion set includes a thin cannula that goes from the reservoir to the infusion site on your body. The cannula is inserted into the site -similar to where you would give insulin injections. The infusion set is changed every two to three days.

3. RESERVOIR

A plastic cartridge that holds the insulin and is locked into the insulin pump. A reservoir can hold up to 300 units of insulin and is changed every two to three days.

HOW SMALL IS IT?

The MiniMed®640G is about the size of a mobile phone.

It weighs just 95.7 grams, not including the battery. This allows the pump to be discreetly carried on a belt, inside a pocket or even attached to a bra.

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You can further improve control by using some additional components:
  • Blood Glucose Meter: Wirelessly transmits your BG readings to your pump.
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring: A transmitter and sensor wirelessly transmit your glucose readings to your pump, giving you early warnings of highs and lows, lowering HbA1c levels9 & reducing the time of hypos10.
  • Carelink® Software: An online tool allowing you to track your insulin usage and its levels during your daily activities.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF INSULIN PUMP THERAPY?

Insulin pump therapy offers multiple clinical benefits over multiple daily injection therapy.

Get better
glucose control3

With our pump and sensor system, you’re four times more likely to reach your target A1C4. You can also reduce low glucose episodes by up to 84 percent and lower the risk of long-term complications.5,6

90%fewerinjections8

Kidney Damage reduced up to6

54%

Cardiovascular Damage reduced up to6

41%

Nerve Damage reduced up to6

41%

eye Damage reduced up to6

53%

Lower HbA1c1,2

Fewer hypoglycaemic events2

Easier dosing, accurate dosing,no needles

Greater flexibilityin when to eat and how to exercise

IS INSULIN PUMP THERAPY RIGHT FOR ME?

Many people with Insulin Dependent diabetes may benefit from an insulin pump, but aren't aware of the benefits. In general you could get better control with an insulin pump if you experience any of the following:

  • Newly diagnosed
  • Difficulty in managing highs and lows
  • Fear of hypoglycaemia, especially at night
  • HbA1c outside the target range
  • Reduced hypoglycaemia awareness

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