Should You Get the Pump? ( Diabetes )
You may be wondering whether an insulin pump is right for you. These devices require you to pay close attention to your blood glucose levels and to adjust your insulin, food, and exercise to achieve good readings. With an insulin pump, you can vary your mealtime schedule more readily than with insulin injections, and you can skip a meal when you need to. For people with unpredictable mealtimes, this can be a much more flexible option.
Discuss the pros and cons of using an insulin pump with your doctor and the rest of your diabetes care team. They will be able to tell you whether you’re a good candidate for a pump. Also, remember that insulin pumps can be expensive. Check with your insurance company. It may be able to help cover the cost.