What safety tips are there for using an insulin pump?

Show that you have the commitment to use a pump safely by:

  • Switching to multiple daily injections (MDI) (four or more injections a day)
  • Performing four or more blood glucose readings a day and acting on the results
  • Counting the carbohydrates you eat and adjusting your mealtime insulin doses
  • Adjusting your insulin dose according to accommodate exercise, illness, stress etc
  • Keeping good records and reviewing your results regularly to spot patterns that may be addressed by changing your insulin doses

If your consultant prescribes insulin pump therapy, he/she will arrange the funding and training. Discuss timelines with your diabetes care team for training.

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.