Dr. Neeta Deshpande


Insulin Pump

The insulin pump is a medical device used for the administration of insulin in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, also known as continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy. An insulin pump is an alternative to multiple daily injections of insulin by syringe or an insulin pen and allows for intensive insulin therapy when used in conjunction with blood glucose monitoring and carbohydrate counting. Insulin pump helps patient reduce their daily dose of insulin and achieve better control of blood sugar.

The device includes

  • The pump (controls, processing module and batteries).
  • A disposable reservoir for insulin (Inside the pump).
  • A disposable infusion set, including a cannula for subcutaneous insertion (under the skin) and a tubing system to interface the insulin reservoir to the cannula.