Daily Living – Insulin Pumps

Living with an insulin pump may take a little getting used to. You have to get used to having a device attached to you all the time. You also have to get used to administering insulin before meals.


Exercise is an important part of staying healthy with diabetes. That's because exercise helps your body to better utilise insulin. Before you begin any exercise program, talk to your doctor. Read more about exercising with an insulin pump.

Travelling With Your Insulin Pump

Make sure you plan ahead if you are travelling with your insulin pump. Please consult your doctor for advice on how to best manage your condition while travelling. Read more about travelling with an insulin pump.

Going Through Airport Security

If you're going through security at an airport, tell the security officer that you have diabetes and are carrying diabetes supplies. Medtronic Diabetes insulin pumps will not be damaged by airport metal detectors.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 18 Jun 2013

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