Insulin pumps are electronic devices similar to a pager. You wear them and they deliver your basal insulin 24 hours a day. Whenever you eat, the bolus button on the pump can be pushed to give you the right amount of insulin for that meal. Pumps contain a two to three day supply of insulin and deliver it in very precise amounts.
Pumps can cost between $8,000 and $9.500. All private health insurance funds will cover this cost. Pump has a 4-5 year warranty and must be replaced after that time. Again an upgrade will be covered by the health insurance company. Please check before going on an insulin pump that you have adequate private cover for a pump.