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This section is for under 18's and contains a great interactive tool to help you and your family learn more about diabetes.

Managing Diabetes

- The interactive web tool for children and families. It may be helpful to look at this section with your parents at first.

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Insulin Pump Therapy

An insulin pump is an alternative treatment method for people with diabetes who are being treated with intensive insulin therapy using a syringe or a pen and regularly measure their blood glucose. An insulin pump replaces the injections. It is worn externally on the body, e.g., on a belt.

Approximately 250,000 people worldwide are currently being treated with an insulin pump. Get more information on the following pages about the basics of pump therapy, as well as read about how Accu-Chek pumps function.

A device worn by a person with diabetes to deliver insulin under the skin 24 hours a day.

Understanding How the Pump Works

The pancreas versus the pump

The pancreas of a person without diabetes regularly releases small quantities of insulin into the body every 6 to 12 minutes to regulate blood glucose levels. The amount of insulin released varies with each individual’s internal clock, as well as factors such as physical activity, metabolism, stress and illness. When a person eats, the pancreas releases an extra surge of insulin to regulate blood glucose levels. Insulin pump therapy is a treatment that closely mimics the action of the pancreas, providing a constant supply of insulin to the body and extra doses as they are needed.

Pump therapy versus injection therapy

In contrast to insulin pump therapy, conventional insulin injection therapy does not mimic the action of the pancreas. A blanket injection of long-acting insulin may not correspond to the body’s varying needs during the course of the day—and those using this technique may be forced to plan meals and other aspects of life according to their injection schedules. Intensive injection therapy, involving multiple daily injections of long- and intermediate-acting insulin, is an improvement over conventional injection therapy but does not provide the continuous insulin delivery of an insulin pump which most closely mirrors the release of insulin in a person without diabetes. Accu-Chek pumps deliver pre-programmed basal insulin every 3 minutes.

480 precise doses of insulin every day with Accu-Chek pumps

Four doses just can’t measure up. The four daily doses of insulin that the average person on intensive injection therapy receives just can’t match the precision of 480 doses per day—one dose every three minutes—delivered by an Accu-Chek® Spirit insulin pump. Pump therapy gives you frequent doses of fast-acting insulin, all day and night. The rate of your basal delivery can be tailored to your body’s metabolic needs - sleep, exercise and eat with greater flexibility and peace of mind. Your pump can be programmed to deliver bolus doses of insulin before meals or snacks to compensate for your calorie intake. You can determine the precise amount and timing of each bolus.

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Accu-Chek ComboThe New Accu-Chek Combo

Imagine Complete Diabetes Management that Fits in the Palm of Your Hand. A state-of-the-art system that partners a “smart” blood glucose meter with a reliable insulin pump to bring you a new level of freedom and flexibility.

My Accu-Chek Support

Join My Accu-Chek Support to receive news and updates on Accu-Chek products, diabetes management and events.

 The Accu-Chek Support Kitchen Corner

Hungry to learn more about food and nutrition that’s just right for you? We have loads of great recipes, meal planning options to suit your needs and your everyday eating plan. Ask our “Expert”!

 Now you are ready to pump

 Imagine a diabetes management system, whose components interact as perfectly as musicians in a band and fits in the palm of your hand. Discover our solution for a comprehensive diabetes management: The Accu-Chek Combo System.

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