Insulin Pumps & Injectors

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Quiz: Do You Understand Insulin Pumps & Injectors?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

An insulin pump is a portable, battery-operated device that delivers a continuous amount of long-acting insulin.

Explanation:
An insulin pump is a portable, battery-operated device that delivers a continuous amount of fast-acting insulin. Patients insert a small tube called a canula under the skin, and the insulin pump delivers automatic doses of insulin via this small tube.
2

Patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes will need to monitor carbohydrates and glycemia while doing insulin pump therapy.

Explanation:
Patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes will need to monitor carbohydrates and glycemia while doing insulin pump therapy. When you begin diabetes treatment with an insulin pump, it may take some time for you and your diabetes care team to determine the proper basal and bolus insulin doses.
3

An insulin pen comes apart, just like a pen.

Explanation:
An insulin pen comes apart, just like a pen. You open up a cartridge of insulin and put it in the pen, then attach an insulin needle. When you put a new cartridge in you might have to prime it, which means getting the insulin right up to the tip of the needle.
4

All patients with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes require insulin.

Explanation:
All patients with type 1 diabetes and some with type 2 diabetes will require insulin.
5

If you don't rotate your sites, you could develop lipohypertrophy.

Explanation:
If you don't rotate your sites, you could develop lipohypertrophy, which is the development of scar tissue in the subcutaneous fat layer where you do your insulin injections.

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