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A Peek at the Pump
A Peek at the Pump

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Online learning resources for diabetes, asthma, hypertension, and nutrition.
Diabetes 101: Learn more about diabetes, managing your blood sugar levels, and your diet.
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Lesson 2 - The Insulin Pump

Lesson 1: Carbohydrate counting Lesson 2: The Insulin Pump Lesson 3: Diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease Lesson 4: Type 1 Diabetes Lesson 5: Type 2 Diabetes Lesson 6: Early Morning Hyperglycemia

Well, well, well . . . you've made it this far, why stop now? The party's just getting started!

In this lesson, we will cover everything you always wanted to know (but were too afraid to ask) about one of the newest and most sophisticated aids in blood glucose level maintenance: The Insulin Pump.

In this lesson, you'll learn:

  • What is an insulin pump and how does it work?
  • Is it for me?
  • What are its main benefits and drawbacks?
  • Approximately how much does the insulin pump cost?
  • Types of Insulin Pumps Currently Available

But first, as usual, we need to see how much you know (or THINK you know) about insulin pumps. Take this short quiz to test your knowledge, then we'll regroup in a few minutes.

Ready . . .BREAK!

Assignment #1

Click here to test your insulin pump savvy in a little quiz we like to refer to as "Pump and Circumstance."

Well, what do you have to say for yourself now? Did you score as high (or as low) as you thought you would? Either way, let's jump right into a little review session.

Does everyone have his or her No. 2 pencils, calculators, and plenty of scratch paper?

And away we go . . .

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