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What are the risks and benefits of insulin pump?
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: See below
Risk: pump malfunction, insertion site infection.
Benefits: you always have Insulin with you (no "surprise" meals with no Insulin cause you didn't plan ahead), can take Insulin for snacks without another injection, can decrease Insulin during/after exercise to avoid lows, you can have Insulin delivered more slowly for a meal that takes longer to digest (dual wave bolus), more.

In brief: See below
Risk: pump malfunction, insertion site infection.
Benefits: you always have Insulin with you (no "surprise" meals with no Insulin cause you didn't plan ahead), can take Insulin for snacks without another injection, can decrease Insulin during/after exercise to avoid lows, you can have Insulin delivered more slowly for a meal that takes longer to digest (dual wave bolus), more.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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