FARMINGTON, Conn., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Global Information, Inc. (GII) presents Insulin Pumps - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 by GlobalData.
Insulin pump are small computer-driven mechanical devices that deliver insulin in a precisely controlled manner at pre-programmed intervals, and are extremely helpful to diabetic patients who need several daily injections of insulin to control their blood glucose levels.
Insulin can be delivered through various modes such as insulin pens, syringes, jet injectors and insulin pumps. Insulin pumps are an alternative to repetitive insulin injections for diabetics.
An insulin pump includes an assortment of a pump, a battery, an insulin reservoir and a computer chip in a plastic case. It is worn externally attached to a belt. Implantable insulin pumps need to be surgically implanted under the skin in diabetic individuals. Many modern "smart" pumps have a "bolus wizard" that calculates how much bolus insulin the patient needs, considering his or her expected carbohydrate intake, blood sugar level, and still-active insulin. Insulin pumps help in improving the quality of life of patients by controlling and balancing the blood glucose level, which is beneficial in reducing the incidence of long-term complications.
High Prevalence of Diabetes is Major Driver for the Insulin Pumps Market
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