Reduce HbA1c, Reduce Complications

To keep blood glucose levels in the target range and to reduce the risk of complications, accurate doses of insulin need to be delivered to the body. Different therapies can include:

  • Conventional Therapy

    2 to 3 injections per day of mixed long- and short-acting insulin.

  • Multiple Daily Injections (MDI)

    3 or more injections with rapid-acting insulin and 1 to 2 injections with long-acting insulin per day.

  • Insulin Pump Therapy

    Insulin pump therapy replaces the need for frequent injections by delivering rapid-acting insulin 24 hours a day. A programmed insulin rate mimics the basal (background) insulin production by the pancreas and can be better adjusted to the body's needs. Rapid-acting insulin acts very quickly to help minimise variations in blood glucose levels in response to carbohydrate intake or, if needed, to lower high blood glucose values.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

When you take BG tests to look at your glucose values you will likely be asked to take 5-10 readings per day. This provides several snapshots as to what your glucose values are at that time, but it does not give information as to whether your glucose levels are going up or down. Continuous Glucose Monitoring consists of a small device which contains a small electrode that sits under the skin and will take a glucose reading up to every five minutes (288 per day) and send those individual readings as well as a graph of our previous readings to your pump or phone. This allows you to see not only your current glucose reading but also what it looked like earlier in the day and will also let you know if your glucose values are currently going up or down.

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