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Insulin Pump Therapy at Gainesville's Accent Endocrinology: An Alternative to Multiple Daily Injections

Florida board-certified endocrinologists strive to provide the best quality care to patients. We make every effort to deliver the highest standards and excellence for patient safety and wellbeing.

Thirty million people in the United States are diagnosed with diabetes, and that number is expected to increase to 39 million people by 2050.

Insulin patients currently maintain tight glycemic control using physiological basal and meal-time insulin either as multiple daily injections (MDI) or by external continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) via a pump. The insulin pump is a highly effective method that is an alternative to multiple daily injections.

Insulin pump therapy is used by tens of thousands of people of all ages. Numerous studies have shown improved glucose management outcomes for those who use insulin pumps. More and more patients with type-1 diabetes and insulin-dependent type-2 diabetes are wearing insulin pumps that deliver rapid-acting insulin 24 hours a day.

If you're ready to speak to a Florida board-certified endocrinologist
about an alternative to multiple daily injections, call our Gainesville office
at (352) 372-9414 today to schedule an appointment

Insulin pumps allow for a more flexible lifestyle and have the potential to even out the wide blood sugar fluctuations that are often experienced when insulin is injected.

CSII is recommended for patients with type-1 diabetes who are not achieving glycemic goals despite adherence to a maximum MDI regimen and for patients with type-1 diabetes who merely prefer pump therapy.

Given new technologies in insulin delivery and glucose monitoring, clinicians are able to help patients determine who will benefit most from CSII. In prior systematic reviews, most of the evidence from comparisons of CSII with MDI in patients with type-1 diabetes indicated improved glycemic control with CSII use in adults.

Insulin pumps deliver insulin in three ways:

•  Basal rate - The insulin pump delivers small hourly increments of rapid- or short-acting insulin over a 24-hour period. The basal rate replaces a long-acting insulin injection and accounts for approximately 50 percent of a person's total daily insulin requirement.

•  Boluses - These insulin injections are required to cover carbohydrates eaten at meals.

•  Correction - A correction is used to adjust the pre-meal insulin bolus for glucose values outside of the blood glucose target range.

A good candidate for an insulin pump must be able to understand and work with mechanical devices or computers. Using an insulin pump requires a little training.

To ensure the success of your insulin pump therapy, appropriate training is provided prior to the start of your insulin pump therapy. Pump training with a nurse or diabetes educator may be done in several sessions depending on the needs of each patient.

To discuss insulin pumps with our diabetes care team at Accent Endocrinology or to make an appointment with one of our board-certified endocrinologists to decide which specific pump suits your needs, feel free to contact us today.

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Gainesville Florida Endocrinologists


Diabetes Doctors and Thyroid Specialists


Find Board Certified Endocrinologists at Accent Endocrinology Services in Gainesville, Florida. Our endocrinologist doctors, thyroid specialists, and diabetologists diagnose and treat hormonal imbalance and diseases of the endocrine system including thyroid diseases, thyroid weight gain, diabetes, osteoperosis, osteomalacia, hypertension, cholesterol/lipid disorders, etc.

Gainesville Thyroid Doctors & Diabetologist

Our medical staff consists of top thyroid doctors and nurses in Florida who are board certified and specilize in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes. Our thyroid specialists and diabetes doctors will provide you with in-depth evaluations, treatments and management of your endocrine needs. Patients throughout North Central Florida including Gainesville, Ocala, Lake City, and Tallahassee are referred to us for thyroid evaluation, thyroid ultrasound, thyroid nodule biopsy, thyroid cancer treatment and a wide spectrum of endocrine disorders.

Endocrinology Services

Accent's board certified endocrinologists and diabetes doctors specialize in the management of thyroid diseases that include hyperthyroidism (overactive much thyroid hormone), hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid hormone), non-cancerous thyroid disease and thyroid cancer.

Thyroid Ultrasound - A lump or abnormal growth in the thyroid gland is called thyroid nodule. At Accent Endocrinology, we offer thyroid nodule ultrasound, a simple and painless technology, that uses harmless sound wave technology (no radiation exposure) to generate images of the thyroid and surrounding structures. Thyroid nodules and cysts are measured and detailed descriptions of their characteristics are recorded. For thyroid cancer patients, we perform a review of the surrounding lymph nodes to help determine if the cancer has spread to these lymph nodes. Our exams are performed by our thyroid specialists and endocrinologists. This allows immediate evaluation, interpretation, and discussion with the patient incorporating the patient's clinical situation.

Neck Ultrasound

Glucose Monitoring

Our team of endocrinologists is ready to help provide better care for your health. Please contact Accent Endocrinology department today to get started.

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