To deal with the challenges of keeping blood glucose levels under better control, many people with Type 1 diabetes rely on insulin pumps.
An insulin pump is a small device, about the size of a mobile phone, that can be easily carried on a belt, inside a pocket, or even attached to a bra. The insulin pump can help you and your healthcare team to more closely mimic the way a healthy pancreas delivers the basal insulin to the body by providing small amounts of rapid acting insulin during the day and night. It can help to better manage the need for insulin dose adjustment, particularly after meals and overnight and can thus help to achieve better glucose control.
Instead of frequent injections, all that is needed on pump therapy is a change of infusion set every 2 to 3 days.
With MDI, it is more difficult to cover the hormone levels during pregnancy, so my hospital decided an insulin pump was right for me. I wanted the best for the health of my unborn child.
HOW DOES THE MINIMED™ 640G INSULIN PUMP HELP CONTROL GLUCOSE LEVELS?
The MiniMed™ 640G insulin pump allows for better glucose control due to the ability to adjust insulin delivery, reducing the risks of hypers and hypos. With insulin pump therapy users can benefit from:
Calculating insulin requirement can be a complex task with many different aspects to be considered. As part of the MiniMed™ 640G insulin pump, the built-in Bolus Wizard™ feature helps to ensure more accurate dosing by taking into account the insulin already in the body, current glucose levels, carbohydrate intake and personal insulin settings.
Precise amounts of rapid acting insulin are delivered throughout the day by the infusion set which is easily removed and replaced every 2 to 3 days.
The MiniMed™ 640G insulin pump can be instantly adjusted to allow for exercise, during illness or to deliver small boluses to cover snacks. This can be easily done with a touch of a button, rather than with another injection. There is even a temporary basal rate option to proportionally reduce the basal insulin rate, an option that can be used during exercise, for example.
The MiniMed™ 640G insulin pump offers the additional convenience of a wirelessly connected blood glucose meter. This meter automatically sends blood glucose values to the pump, allowing more accurate Bolus Wizard™ calculations. It also stores this information in a digital diary along with your insulin doses.
How the MiniMed™ 640G insulin pump can help in daily life
The MiniMed™ 640G insulin pump has many features and settings that may be ideal for younger users.
The Bolus Wizard® takes into account previously administered insulin that is still in the body, so that the bolus calculations are more accurate.
A child lock feature that disables pump buttons, so insulin can not accidentally be programmed.