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I hate needles. Would an insulin pump be easier for me than injections?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: No

You still need to place a catheter into the skin every 3 days and continue to check your blood sugars by sticking yourself a few times a day with a lancet.

In brief: No

You still need to place a catheter into the skin every 3 days and continue to check your blood sugars by sticking yourself a few times a day with a lancet.
Dr. David Geffner
Dr. David Geffner
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Yes

You still have to insert the pump once every 3 days (for most pump) so you will still have to "inject/poke" yourself once every 3 days but that's better than injecting 3-4x daily.
On the pump, you will still have to check blood sugar like before, if not more.

In brief: Yes

You still have to insert the pump once every 3 days (for most pump) so you will still have to "inject/poke" yourself once every 3 days but that's better than injecting 3-4x daily.
On the pump, you will still have to check blood sugar like before, if not more.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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