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Insulin Pump Therapy

7.1 Before you buy

Do these things before you buy an insulin pump:

  • Learn about the features of different insulin pumps. Contact the insulin pump company if you want to learn more.
  • Talk to your diabetes team. Be sure you have their support.
  • Decide how you’re going to pay for the pump and make arrangements. If you have health insurance, contact the company to see if they cover a pump and supplies. Or learn about the Insulin Pump Therapy Program (IPTP) and meet the conditions for coverage. 

Take your time before you buy an insulin pump. It’s a big decision, and you want to choose the one that’s best for you.​​