If you need to take insulin to manage your diabetes, you may benefit from an insulin pump to deliver the precise amount of insulin your body needs to control your blood sugar levels. Ana Maria Kausel, MD, a board-certified endocrinologist who specializes in diabetes, offers insulin pumps at her practice, Ana Maria Kausel MD Endocrinology, in Chelsea, New York City. If you’re looking for an efficient and accurate way to manage your diabetes, call Dr. Kausel or make an appointment online today.
An insulin pump — clinically known as continuous subcutaneous insulin — is a device that automatically releases insulin into your body. The pump includes a small computer, a reservoir of insulin, and a catheter that’s attached to a needle.
You and Dr. Kausel program your insulin pump to release small doses of insulin throughout the day, mimicking the way your body should release insulin. You can also use your pump to inject a surge of insulin around mealtime.
You wear the device 24 hours a day. The pump clips to your waistband discreetly, and the needle is taped into place securely.
Insulin pumps are suitable for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Dr. Kausel often recommends insulin pumps if you:
You can also choose to use an insulin pump. You may find that an insulin pump fits into your lifestyle or is easier to use than manually injectable insulin.
Insulin pumps provide a wide range of benefits, including:
If you’re interested in an insulin pump, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kausel and find out if the device is right for you.
If you and Dr. Kausel determine that an insulin pump is right for you, she trains you to use the device. For example, you learn to insert the cannula and needles and attach the catheters.
You also learn to suspend the pump. While insulin pumps are water resistant, in most cases, you shouldn’t wear the device while you swim, shower, or bathe. Dr. Kausel gives advice on when and how to disconnect your insulin pump.
Contact Dr. Kausel today by calling her office or scheduling online to learn more about insulin pumps and whether they can help you manage your diabetes.