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What is an insulin pump?

An insulin pump is a small electronic device that provides a continuous, low flow of insulin (called a basal rate) to the wearer via an infusion line. The end of the infusion line has a small needle called an insertion set that is pushed just under the surface of the skin. The user can program the pump to deliver a larger dose of insulin (called a bolus) to correct high blood glucose levels or cover food they eat. Although many people who use insulin pumps have type 1 diabetes, the pump is also an effective therapy for people with type 2 diabetes who are on insulin and have difficult-to-control blood glucose.

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