Our inventory of pumps come in a range of options to help you get the option best suited to your needs. For example, there are many sizes including mini options perfect for carrying with you wherever you go. There are also options in a range of colors to match your preference from clear to purple. The features of these systems are a testament to the quality of the designs from these trusted brands. You will find such important matters attended to as waterproofing, alerts when insulin is high or low, results of different activities and their effect on insulin such as exercise and food, as well as a host of other pertinent aspects for a diabetic looking for management that never gets in the way of their day to day life. Best of all, they are easy to use while still being high functioning in their monitoring capabilities. For instance, the interface and buttons on these insulin pumps are easy to use and the pumps offer both left hand and right hand orientation for a versatile solution.
In addition to the pump selection, we also offer the insulin pump supplies you need for your pump in all of the available sizes and colors. We offer affordable insulin pump supplies directly to the consumers at discounts below retail prices especially for people who are uninsured, underinsured or have to pay out of pocket. Get all your diabetic supplies such as diabetes test strips, insulin pumps, blood pressure monitors and much more, all under one roof at ADW Diabetes. If you have any questions regarding the products, please contact us today for further assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which is the best insulin pump?
One of the best and most highly reviewed insulin pumps is the Omnipod Starter Kit.
What are the disadvantages of using an insulin pump?
There are only a very few disadvantages in using an insulin pump compared to the advantages. However, there are a few things to note:
There is a risk of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) from the pump or site malfunction.
A risk of skin infection or allergic reaction.
The cost may be prohibitive to some.
There is the fact the person wearing an insulin pump will have a visible medical device.
Who qualifies for an insulin pump?
Naturally, insurance is often a major qualifier for an insulin pump. Along with insurance qualifiers, other factors that determine who qualify for an insulin pump are:
Patients that require multiple insulin doses, more than 3 times a day, and who use both long-acting and short-acting insulin.
Patients who experience more than 6 months of erratic blood sugar, ketoacidosis, symptomatic hypoglycemia despite the following diet, dosage, and lifestyle changes. Patients whose A1C is greater than 7.0% and the patient has been in and following an extensive diabetes care program along with the patient having documented extenuating circumstances.
Patients with gestational diabetes or when pregnancy occurs or is anticipated within 3 months in a previously diagnosed person with any of the above indications listed.
What is an insulin pump and how does it work?
An insulin pump is a small, computerized device that helps deliver insulin through a thin tube that goes underneath the skin. The device releases insulin in a manner that mimics how your body would naturally release insulin, a steady flow throughout the day and the night, called basal insulin, and an extra dose at mealtime called a bolus to handle rising blood sugars from the food you eat. The pump can be programmed for situations in which you eat more, or less than usual. They are about the size of a smartphone, and get attached to the body using an infusion set.