Insulin pumps deliver rapid-acting insulin all day through a catheter placed under your skin. Using a pump means you have more flexibility with your meal schedule. However, pumps, cartridges, and infusion sets are more expensive than syringes used for insulin injection.
Like everyone with type 1 diabetes and almost half of the people with type 2, my wife uses insulin to control her diabetes. When we vacation, we always used to make sure that our room has a refrigerator or at least had ice that we could use to keep the insulin cold, but not freezing. Several years ago I wrote about a trip that we took to the…