Why-Insulin-Pump-Therapy

Why-Insulin-Pump-Therapy
INSULIN PUMP THERAPY
Why Insulin Pump Therapy?
Insulin pump therapy can provide you with greater glucose control over
injections, because it mimics some of the key functions of a healthy pancreas.
An insulin pump is an external device
about the size of a regular mobile
phone. The pump contains insulin
and delivers it in a continuous and
precise flow through a thin, flexible
tube. The end of this tube is placed
comfortably under the skin and
changed every 2–3 days.
1. BETTER CONTROL
4x
You are four times more likely to consistently achieve your target
HbA1c on insulin pump therapy than with injections.1
Insulin pump therapy uses only rapid-acting insulin, which is absorbed
more predictably and precisely than multiple daily injections.2
Glucose levels constantly change throughout the day, and the inconsistent absorption and
pooling of long-acting insulin under the skin can make them more dramatic. To reach your
HbA1c goals, you need tight glucose control. An insulin pump, that better mimics some of the
functions of a healthy pancreas, can give you better glucose control than injections.1
2. BETTER PROTECTION
Hypoglycaemic episodes:
reduced up to 84%3
Insulin pump therapy can help you reduce the risk of many long-term complications4, like:
Cardiovascular damage:
Reduced up to 41%
Nerve damage (neuropathy):
Reduced up to 60%
Kidney damage:
Reduced up to 54%
Eye damage (retinopathy):
Reduced up to 63%
Diabetes shouldn’t keep you awake at night, but for people worried about hypoglycaemic
episodes, it does. With insulin pump therapy, you can feel more protected from
hypoglycaemia compared to insulin injections.1 Precise, timely insulin doses via an insulin
pump is shown to reduce hypoglycaemia.5
INSULIN PUMP THERAPY
3. BETTER LIFE
You have diabetes, but diabetes shouldn’t rule your life. With multiple daily injections,
you must deal with frequent interruptions to keep your glucose levels under control.
Insulin pump therapy allows you to deliver your insulin discreetly with the push of a few
buttons on your pump.
ONE MONTH’S COMPARISON
4 injections a day
Insulin pumping
VS
Multiple daily
injections can mean
120 needles a month.
With insulin pump therapy and
most infusion sets, you only
have to insert your infusion set
10-12 times a month.*
Using a pump means
90% fewer injections†
Manage your diabetes with technology that thinks. Ask your doctor
about a MiniMed® insulin pump today. Call 1800 777 808 for more
information or visit www.medtronic-diabetes.com.au.
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This information is designed to help you learn more about Diabetes therapy. It is intended to provide you with helpful information but is for information
purposes only, is not medical advice and should not be used as an alternative to speaking with your doctor. Be sure to discuss questions specific to your health
and treatments with a healthcare professional. For more information please speak to your healthcare professional or log on to: www.medtronic.com.au
References:
*This schedule is only an example; some infusion sets may require more frequent changes. †Assumes four injections per day for 30 days and one
infusion set change every three days.
˜Please note: In contacting the Diabetes Toll Free, personal and health information may be disclosed to an operator located outside Australia.
1. Doyle EA, et al. A randomised prospective trial comparing the efficacy of insulin pump therapy with multiple daily injections using insulin glargine.
Diab Care. 2004;27(7):1554-1558. 2. Lauritzen T, et al. Pharmacokinetics of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion. Diabetologia. 1983;24(5):326-329.
3. Bode BW, et al. Reduction in severe hypoglycaemia with long-term continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in Type 1 diabetes. Diab Care.
1996;19:324-327. 4. The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial Research Group. The effect of intensive treatment of diabetes on the development and
progression of long-term complications in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. NEJM. 1993;329:977-986. 5. Scheiner, G, et al. Insulin Pump Therapy:
Guidelines for Successful Outcomes. American Association of Diabetes Educators 2008 Consensus Summit (2008): 3. Print.
Safety Information: Insulin infusion pumps and associated components of insulin infusion systems are limited to sale by or on the order of a physician
and should only be used under the direction of a healthcare professional familiar with the risks of insulin pump therapy. Insulin pump therapy is not
recommended for individuals who are unable or unwilling to perform a minimum of four blood glucose tests per day. Insulin pump users should have
sufficient visual and audio acuity to recognise the alerts and alarms provided by the pump. Insulin pumps use rapid-acting insulin. If your insulin delivery
is interrupted for any reason, you must be prepared to replace the missed insulin immediately. Replace the infusion set every 48-72 hours, or more
frequently per your healthcare professional’s instructions. Please refer to your insulin pump user guide for safety information and complete details.
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