Monday, 31 May 2010

Insulin Pump


For those of you who don't already know, this is what an insulin pump looks like when attached....unfortunately, my stomach won't look anything like as flat as the one in the picture, but this gives you the general idea of how it will look!!! Ha ha!!!
What is an insulin pump I hear you ask.........
"An insulin pump is a small device about the same size as a pack of cards, which looks similar to a pager. Inside is a reservoir containing your insulin, which is attached to you via a long piece of thin tubing. At the end of this tubing is a needle or cannula inserted under the skin, enabling the insulin to flow into your body. The pump is not automatic, but is programmed to deliver insulin constantly, at varying rates which you determine. This means that you no longer have to give yourself injections." (Description taken from the website 'Insulin Pumpers UK' www.insulin-pumpers.org.uk)

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