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Insulin pump

Insulin pump

The catheter at the end of the insulin pump is inserted through a needle into the abdominal fat of a person with diabetes. Sugar levels as determined by a simple blood test are entered into the pump's small computer and the appropriate amount of insulin is then injected into the body in a calculated, controlled manner.

Review Date: 10/11/2005
Reviewed By: Michael Jakoby, M.D., M.A., Division of Lipid Research, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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