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Dining Out with Diabetes

In honor of this year’s World Diabetes Day, we’re asking a challenging question: Which ways can diabetes actually help your family? Diabetes is certainly tough, but we also believe it can present families with unique opportunities to better understand their health and to work together to develop healthier habits. One of the most important aspects of managing your diabetes—or your health in general——is balanced and healthy nutrition. You are working to cut carbs and sugar, increase your protein and vegetable intake, and control your portion size so you don’t overeat. It might seem counterintuitive to...

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Considering a Pump?

Take control of your therapy; take control of your life. Insulin pump therapy gives you power over your life by restoring spontaneity and the ability to live freely. Eat what you want, when you want. Sleep late – no more morning injections or meals Live spontaneously Plan your life, not your insulin schedule Pump therapy has proven results. A landmark study demonstrates that improving blood glucose control can reduce or prevent the complications of diabetes. In fact, intensive therapy achieved with multiple daily injections or an insulin pump has been...

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So why pump?

How about more freedom... With an Accu-Chek® insulin pump, you can eat what you want when you want, without a lot of food/insulin “juggling.” Better health… Health risks are reduced by up to 76% The precise insulin doses that you can achieve with a pump can lead to less fluctuation in blood sugar readings, better A1C readings, and a reduced risk of major health issues like stroke, kidney disease, heart attacks and eye damage.1,2 Even a 1% improvement in your A1C score greatly reduces your risk of diabetes...

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Top 12 Reasons Pumping Leads to a Better Life

1. Pump therapy offers proven results A landmark study demonstrates that improving blood glucose control can reduce or prevent the complications of diabetes. In fact, intensive therapy achieved with multiple daily injections or an insulin pump has been shown to reduce the onset and progression of diabetes complications by up to 76%. It is clinically proven that ANY sustained lowering of blood glucose can reduce your risk1. Pump therapy may also be useful for some patients with gestational diabetes and with type 2 diabetes. An Accu-Chek insulin pump helps automate insulin delivery and...

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Understanding how the pump works

The pancreas versus the pump The pancreas of a person without diabetes regularly releases small quantities of insulin into the body to regulate blood glucose levels. The amount of insulin released varies with each individual’s internal clock, as well as factors such as physical activity, metabolism, stress and illness. When a person eats, the pancreas releases an extra surge of insulin to regulate blood glucose levels. Insulin pump therapy is a treatment that closely imitates the action of the pancreas, providing a constant supply of insulin to the body and extra doses as they are needed. ...

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The Rewards of Insulin Pump Therapy

You may be amazed at the increase in energy and decrease in mood swings you can experience with insulin pump therapy. Because your body receives frequent, precise doses of insulin, even at night, you can greatly reduce the danger of overnight hypoglycemia—a common problem with conventional injection therapy. And you can prevent exercise-related hypoglycemia by programming the pump to temporarily decrease insulin delivery during physical activity. With an Accu-Chek® insulin pump system, you can sleep late if you feel like it or go out to dinner with friends on the spur of the moment. A pump puts you in control...

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General Questions

Are insulin pumps expensive? The cost of an insulin pump may vary depending on your health coverage, the province in which you live and your eligibility for a variety of government sponsored programs. For help in determining your coverage, call our Accu-Chek® Pump Support Department toll-free at 1-800-688-4578. Besides a pump and insulin, what other supplies does insulin pump therapy require? You'll need infusion sets, cartridges for the insulin, adapters (which connect the cartridge to the infusion set), batteries, battery covers, and blood glucose monitoring...

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Parents are pumped up

Because severe hypoglycemia and health risks are down. As any parent of a child with diabetes knows, low blood glucose episodes (hypoglycemia) can be sudden and frightening. The good news: Insulin pump therapy has been shown to significantly decrease severe hypoglycemia in youth. Recent studies showed that adolescents and young children on insulin pump therapy had over 50% fewer episodes.1,2 Today’s children with diabetes also have the opportunity for better blood glucose control than any generation before. A research study reported in Pediatric Diabetes showed that, compared to multiple daily...

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