Pump vs Multiple Daily Injections (MDI)

  1. Say goodbye to Daily Shots - with an insulin pump, you change your infusion set just once every three days to control insulin delivery.
  2. Reach your A1C target with tighter control - with proper insulin pump use, you'll be six times more likely to consistently achieve your target A1C with an insulin pump than with multiple daily shots of Lantus.®1
  3. Fewer Lows - with precise, timely insulin doses you can reduce your episodes of hypoglycemia by up to 85%.2
  4. Stay Healthy Long Term - Reduce your risk of long-term complications from diabetes with an insulin pump.
    • Eye damage may be reduced by up to 76%3
    • Nerve damage may be reduced by up to 60%3
    • Kidney damage may be reduced by up to 56%3
    • Cardiovascular damage may be reduced by up to 42%3
  5. Predictable, Fast-Acting Insulin - Traditional, long-acting insulin can create a "depot" under the skin with less predictable absorption rates - and unpredictable highs and lows. Insulin pumps use only rapid-acting insulin, which is absorbed with more predictability so you can deliver smaller, more precise doses of insulin when that's all your body needs.4
  1. Doyle EA, Weinzimer, Steff en AT, Ahern JAH, Vincent M, Tamborlane WV. A randomized prospective trial comparing the efficacy of insulin pump therapy with multiple daily injections using insulin glargine. Diabetes Care. 2004; 27(7): 1554-1558
  2. Bode BW, Gross TM, Thronton DR, Mastrototaro JJ. Continuous glucose monitoring used to adjust diabetes therapy improves glycosylated hemoglobin; a pilot study. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 1999;46(3): 183-190
  3. Narayan KM. Cost-effectiveness of intensive insulin therapy in the DCCT. JAMA. 1997;277(5):374-375.
  4. Peyrot M, Rubin RR. Validity and reliability of an instrument for assessing health-related quality of life and treatment preferences: the Insulin Delivery System Rating Questionnaire. Diabetes Care. 2005; 28(1):53-28

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What Our Pumpers Say

Chris Jarvis,
Team Canada Olympic Rower

As an Olympic rower, I know much of my success depends on my healthcare team being aware of my blood glucose levels. This is the advantage of CareLink™ - it keeps them informed, allowing me to focus on the task at hand.

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