An insulin pump is a small battery-operated device that is about the size of an
average cell phone. It can be clipped to your belt or waistband or carried in your
Insulin pumps may be helpful for people with diabetes who have more than one insulin
injection per day. Pumps provide continuous insulin delivery in small doses, similar
to the way the pancreas naturally produces insulin.
They allow a person with diabetes to take their insulin automatically, whenever
it is needed.
Benefits of NovoLog® in a pump
NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection) has been proven safe and effective
for use in insulin pumps in children age 2 and older with type 1 diabetes and adults
NovoLog® is the first fast-acting insulin that can be used for up to 6 days in a
pump before it needs to be changed. The table below shows how often to change NovoLog®
in a pump. Please be sure to check the instructions that came with your pump.
Up to 6 days
Infusion set and infusion set insertion site
Up to 3 days
Low rate of clogs in a pump
NovoLog® causes a low rate of clogs in pumps. That's good news if you are already using,
or thinking about using, an insulin pump.
NovoLog® remains heat stable in pumps at normal body temperature (up to 98.6°F).
This makes NovoLog® a good choice for people who keep their pumps discreetly beneath
If you use an insulin pump, it's a good idea to have a back-up source for insulin.
Ask your doctor if NovoLog® FlexPen®—or NovoPen® Junior, which offers half-unit
dosing—could be a good option for you.
Individual results may vary.