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How Do Insulin Pumps Work?
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you may feel overwhelmed by all the new information you have learned and will continue to learn about managing your diabetes.
You already know your main goal should be to get your blood glucose (sugar) levels under control in order to increase your chances of a complication-free life. Many people know this, but need to know how to achieve good diabetes management, while balancing the day-to-day demands of diabetes with other life demands.
An insulin pump can help you manage your diabetes. By using an insulin pump, you can match your insulin to your lifestyle, rather than getting an insulin injection and matching your life to how the insulin is working.
When you work closely with your diabetes care team, insulin pumps can help you keep your blood glucose levels within your target ranges.
People of all ages with type 1 diabetes use insulin pumps and people with type 2 diabetes have started to use them as well.
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