- The basal rate will give you sufficient amounts of insulin in the early morning to avoid a high blood glucose level when you make up.
- Certain individuals need a higher level of insulin between meals which the insulin pump can provide.
- The continuous supply of basal insulin will make you less dependent of the mandatory interval of not more than 5 hours between meals in multiple injection treatment.
- You always have your insulin with you and it is easier to take a bolus dose with the pump than to take an injection with a pen or syringe, especially if you don't feel like injection when out with a group of people.
- If the pump can be programmed for different basal levels you will have the advantage of adjusting the pump for the differing needs of basal insulin during the day and night.
- The pump uses only short-acting insulin which ensures a more predictable insulin effect compared to intermediate and long-acting insulin.
- Possibility of adjusting the premeal doses in 0,1 unit increments and basal rate.
- The risk of severe hypoglycemia is usually reduced when using an insulin pump.
- During exercise a temporary basal rate can be used.