At meal or snack time, with just a few button presses, pumps can deliver the amount of insulin needed to match the grams of carbohydrate in the food you eat, much like a healthy pancreas would. This is called bolus insulin. Bolus doses can also be given to correct high blood glucose between meals.
An infusion set is a small, flexible tube placed just beneath your skin with the help of an insertion device and then held in place with adhesive. There are many kinds of infusion sets available . With varying tube lengths and insertion techniques, you can experiment to find the one most comfortable for you.
Your infusion set can be placed in a number of areas, including your abdomen, thigh or buttocks, and only needs to be changed every 2 to 3 days. You can disconnect it for short periods of time for things like contact sports or for showering, by simply unclipping at the site.
Insulin pump consumables, including infusion sets may be accessed by eligible people under the NDSS.
Always read the label and use only as directed. Read the warnings available on amsldiabetes.com.au/resources before purchasing. Consult your healthcare professional to see which product is right for you.
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