Insulin Pump Therapy is continuing to become more popular, particularly with type 1 patients. The pumps are improving and more closely mimicking a pancreas which overall should improve your management.
Remember, the pump is only as good as the user and this requires commitment, time and an experienced team to help provide the education and follow-up you will need to learn the basics and the advanced features of your chosen pump.
Should I go on the pump?
Contact your diabetes educator and attend a Pump Information Class to learn more about the pros and cons of “pumping.”
What pump should I pick?
Contact the Pump Vendors to learn more about differences between each model.
You can also see our handout on choosing the right insulin pump.
What is the ADP in Ontario? What is the Pump Start Process?
The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is administered by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term care.
The ADP program provides insulin pumps to type 1 patients in Ontario who meet the criteria.