Treatment for insulin-dependent diabetes involves the use of insulin therapy, where you administer doses of insulin to your body at prescribed intervals. Today, there are several alternatives to traditional insulin injections available in the market for injecting insulin into the body. One of these insulin management devices is the BD Alaris 8100 pump, which is ideal for diabetics who are very busy with their lives or for those with very high blood sugar levels and cannot be controlled by taking 2 or 3 insulin injections per day. Check for more details on the BD Alaris 8100 on the Soma technology website
The insulin pump facilitates the continuous infusion of insulin by injecting a continuous (basal) dose of insulin 24 hours a day and additional doses (bolus) just before meals. The insulin pump includes a pump and an infusion set (a syringe fitted with a microprocessor and a catheter placed subcutaneously in the layer of fat just below the skin in the stomach). The syringe is quite small and filled with fast-acting insulin. Using an electromechanical mechanism, the syringe injects insulin when requested by the microprocessor. Since no long-acting insulin is used, there is no mechanism to control blood sugar, which can trigger ketoacidosis.
However, the insulin pump involves many maintenance issues, such as replacing batteries, infusion sets, insulin bottles, etc. to prevent infection from starting at the insertion site. Daily monitoring of blood sugar and urine tests is mandatory to adjust the insulin dose based on the reading obtained. However, the user can maintain better control over their blood sugar level, thereby preventing or minimizing the onset of long-term microvascular complications associated with diabetes.