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  • Insulin pump

    Insulin pump

    Various styles of insulin pumps may be utilized by people with diabetes to inject insulin into the body in a controlled, more convenient and discreet manner.

    Insulin pump

    illustration

  • Insulin pump

    Insulin pump

    The catheter at the end of the insulin pump is inserted through a needle into the abdominal fat of a person with diabetes. Dosage instructions are entered into the pump's small computer and the appropriate amount of insulin is then injected into the body in a calculated, controlled manner.

    Insulin pump

    illustration

  • Insulin production and diabetes

    Insulin production and diabetes

    Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that is necessary for cells to be able to use blood sugar.

    Insulin production and diabetes

    illustration

  • Food and insulin release

    Food and insulin release

    Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas in response to increased glucose levels in the blood.

    Food and insulin release

    illustration

    • Insulin pump

      Insulin pump

      Various styles of insulin pumps may be utilized by people with diabetes to inject insulin into the body in a controlled, more convenient and discreet manner.

      Insulin pump

      illustration

    • Insulin pump

      Insulin pump

      The catheter at the end of the insulin pump is inserted through a needle into the abdominal fat of a person with diabetes. Dosage instructions are entered into the pump's small computer and the appropriate amount of insulin is then injected into the body in a calculated, controlled manner.

      Insulin pump

      illustration

    • Insulin production and diabetes

      Insulin production and diabetes

      Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that is necessary for cells to be able to use blood sugar.

      Insulin production and diabetes

      illustration

    • Food and insulin release

      Food and insulin release

      Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas in response to increased glucose levels in the blood.

      Food and insulin release

      illustration

     
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    Review Date: 2/22/2018

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