What is an Insulin Pump?
An insulin pump is a small electronic 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 thus becoming virtually invisible to others and allowing a very discreet therapy.
The pump can help you more closely mimic the way a healthy pancreas does: the pump replaces the need for frequent injections by delivering precise doses of rapid-acting insulin 24 hours a day to closely match your body’s needs.
The benefits of an Insulin Pump
Our insulin pumps have the low glucose suspend feature (Continuous Glucose Monitoring – CGM feature) to help people who may have a fear of hypoglycaemia or hypoglycaemia unawareness.
If this feature is turned on, the pump automatically suspends insulin infusion for 2 hours when glucose levels reach a pre-determined threshold and, without intervention, will resume basal insulin delivery to its pre-set rate.
All other sensor functions remain operational during insulin suspension. Our recently launched insulin pump MiniMed 640G even PREDICTIVELY suspends basal insulin delivery BEFORE a low is reached (SmartGuard feature).
Is an Insulin Pump right for you?
Many people with Type 1 diabetes may benefit from an insulin pump without even knowing it. In general if they experience any of the following, they could get better control with an insulin pump:
- Fear of needles
- Difficulty in managing highs and lows
- Fear of hypoglycaemia, especially at night
- HbA1c outside target range
- Reduced hypoglycaemia awareness
- Concerns about long-term complications
- Seeking more flexibility in everyday life
Watch the videos and discover other people's experiences with an insulin pump
10 years old. On the insulinpump since 2012. Loves gymnastics.
'Pump made my life and her life easier'
14 years old. On the insulin pump since 2015. ' Changed my life 180 degrees'
13 years old. On the pump since 2013. 'My life became simpler, thank you Medtronic'
'Our lives changed'
11 years old. Loves swimming and Karate
'There is more control and more contentment'
‘The pump helped me control my Diabetes’
12 years old. On Pump since 2015. 'It's easy and practical'
On pump since 2015
7 years old. 'Life was easier with the pump'