Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
September 20, 1999
Question from Silver City, New Mexico, USA:
My sister-in-law currently injects insulin. I think she could benefit from an insulin pump. How does she go about obtaining one? What is the cost of such a device?
Your sister’s diabetes care provider should have booklets and videos for her to review. It would be important for her to learn all she can prior to choosing to pursue insulin pump therapy. It is also very important to review the advantages and disadvantages of insulin pump therapy with her diabetes care provider.
The two leading insulin pumps in the US are MiniMed and Disetronic.
To learn more about their pumps, and pumping in general, you and your sister-in-law can visit their websites.