[push h=”20″]At FMC’s Endocrine and Diabetes Clinic, we have started providing Insulin Pump Therapy services.
Insulin pumps are small computerised devices that deliver insulin doses into the body through a flexible plastic tube (catheter/cannula). With the aid of a small needle, the catheter is inserted through the skin into the fatty tissue (areas on your body similar to where you give insulin injections) and is taped in place. Once the catheter is in, the needle gets removed. The pump delivers precise doses of rapid-acting insulin to closely match your body’s needs. The device is of a size of a small mobile phone and can be discreetly hidden under your clothes, put into a pocket.
The infusion set and the insulin reservoir of the pump have to be changed by the patient himself/herself every two to three days.
Our Clinic’s Specialist Endocrinologist and Diabetologist advises diabetic people on how they can benefit from the Insulin Pump Therapy and trains patients how to use the pump.
All patients (including children) with type 1 diabetes and some patients with type 2 diabetes, depending on their case, can achieve better condition management from using the insulin pump. This therapy helps some people to maintain a better level of blood glucose (sugar) control than is possible through injecting insulin.
At FMC, insulin pumps and their consumables/supplies for purchase are of one original American brand