Insulin pumps are small, portable devices that deliver insulin continuously to patients with diabetes.
The insulin pump can be worn in many locations, including on a belt or in a pouch inside clothing. The pump delivers insulin through a small tube placed under the skin. Adult and paediatric studies1,2 show that insulin pump therapy can achieve better glucose control than conventional multiple daily insulin injection regimens. For more information visit http://www.medtronic-diabetes.co.uk/about-diabetes/what-is-an-insulin-pump.html
1. Hirsch IB, Bode BW, Garg S, et al. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) of insulin aspart versus multiple daily injection of insulin aspart/insulin glargine in type 1 diabetic patients previously treated with CSII. Diabetes Care. 2005;28(3):533. 2. Doyle (Boland) E. A randomized, prospective trial comparing the efficacy of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion with multiple daily injections using insulin glargine. Diabetes Care. 2004;27:1554-8.