The Gold Standard for Diabetes Care  | Insulin Pump Therapy

What is an insulin pump?

Watch the video below to learn more about what an insulin pump is.

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The Gold Standard for Diabetes care

Insulin pump therapy has been shown to be superior to conventional therapy in Type 1 Diabetes (insulin dependent diabetes). Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease that if not well treated can lead to serious complications involving the eyes (retinopathy), kidneys (nephropathy) and nerves (neuropathy). It is now well known that improved diabetes therapy results in fewer complications of diabetes.

Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)

Pump therapy is becoming more available and is now considered the gold standard for Diabetes Care. In the United States close to 20% of patients are on this form of therapy, in Canada the rate is 5%. The Western Canadian Insulin Pump Centre will help make this form of therapy more accessible to patients.