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Diabetes Management and Insulin Pumps - DEMO


 According to the National Diabetes Statistics Report 2017, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-CDC

  • An estimated 30.3 million people of all ages-9.4% of the population- had diabetes in 2015
  • 7.2 million (23.8%) were not aware of or did not report having diabetes

Types of Diabetes:

Type 1 diabetes is considered an autoimmune disorder where unknown events and/or genetics cause the immune system to attack and destroy the beta cells in the pancreas that make insulin. Since no one can live without insulin, people with Type 1 must receive multiple daily injections (MDI) of insulin every day either through injections with a needle and syringe, an insulin pen or with continuous infusion of insulin with an insulin pump.  Since the acceptance of insulin pumps has become more widespread, people with Type 1 can also get the required insulin with an insulin pump. Insulin pump therapy is called Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII). The vast majority of patients using CSII have Type 1 diabetes.

Q: [Type 1 diabetes] - An autoimmune disease of unknown etiology in which the cells in the pancreas that make insulin are destroyed by the immune system.
Q: [Type 2 diabetes] - A multi-factorial disorder of carbohydrate metabolism that results in hyperglycemia.
Q: [MDI] - Multiple Daily Injections of insulin with syinge or insulin pen.
Q: [Needle] - A slender, pointed, hollow, metal device
Q: [CSII] - Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion provided by an insulin pump
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