Is an insulin pump right for me?

Pumps are not ‘for’ everyone. You have to be motivated enough to use this tool properly. That means: 

  • Mindfully managing your type 1 diabetes on a day-to-day basis    
  • Counting carbohydrates and adjusting insulin doses            
  • Checking blood glucose levels at least 4 times a day
  • Checking that your basal rates are correct by occasionally missing meals
  • Checking your insulin-to-carbohydrate ratios            

If you are struggling with highs and lows despite your best efforts on multiple daily injections (MDI), or you have frequent hypos that need someone else’s help, then a pump may help you.

Clinics & Services

We have three strategically located clinics in Joburg & surrounds and a full range of specialist diabetes services.

Pregnancy and Diabetes

Why every pregnant woman should take note of diabetes and what precautions should be taken.