Most people know that diabetics have to keep insulin on hand to help keep their blood sugar in check. But insulin isn’t the only resource available for diabetics, nor is it the only tool diabetics should keep around. Whether you have diabetes or are prediabetic, there are certain supplies you should be aware of and keep on hand.
Insulin pumps are computerized instruments about the size of a pager which are designed to deliver insulin subcutaneously on a pre-programmed schedule. The insulin is delivered by a narrow tube or cannula that is placed just under the skin by a thin, short needle.
Diabetes management is a multi-factorial process which integrates many components such as lifestyle changes, medications and patient education, which is the cornerstone of this plan. But are diabetes patients familiar with the disease basics and how they can monitor themselves?