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Insulin Pumps

The main goal of managing your diabetes is controlling your blood glucose levels to reduce the risk of complications related to diabetes. Insulin pumps are one of the newer tools to help you do that. With an insulin pump, you can more easily match your insulin needs with your lifestyle. Rather than having several insulin shots each day, the insulin pump delivers insulin through a small, short tubing the patient places just under the skin every three days.

The insulin pump is about the size of a pager and can be worn in a pocket or on a belt so it's simpler to exercise, sleep and snack with it. The pump makes it easier to manage illness, hormone changes and the effects of certain medications. The pump delivers a more precise dose of insulin, reduces severe low blood glucose episodes, eliminates the unpredictable effects of long- or intermediate-acting insulin, and causes fewer swings in blood glucose levels.

Our experienced team has expertise in the management of insulin pumps and can assist you in seeking Medicare or other insurance coverage for insulin pumps.

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