Insulin pumps are a major advance in diabetes management, making insulin dosing easier and more accurate and providing great flexibility, safety, and efficacy for people who need basal-bolus insulin therapy. They are the preferred treatment for people with type 1 diabetes and many with type 2 diabetes who require insulin. This article reviews the basics of how insulin pumps work, who benefits from a pump, and how to manage inpatients and outpatients on insulin pumps.
Millstein, R., Becerra, N. M., & Shubrook, J. H. (2015). Insulin pumps: Beyond basal-bolus. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, 82(12), 835-842.
Originally published in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, 82(12), 835-842. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. This material can be found here.