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.
When I first got my insulin pump 7 years ago, the only pump company I had ever heard of was Medtronic Minimed. Back then I didn’t do as much research about products because I was new and didn't really have the experience I do now, and just trusted my diabetes care team to help me make the right decisions. Now, there are about 6 different…