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Does an insulin pump automatically control blood glucose levels?
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: NO!
Hi. No, pumps only do what you, the user and programmer, tell them to.
There is one pump out now in conjunction with a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) that has an insulin suspend function, but that's still a far cry from automatic control. At this point, CGM is FAR MORE beneficial to the diabetic than a pump. Be patient...the fully automatic pump will come in our lifetime. Good luck!

In brief: NO!
Hi. No, pumps only do what you, the user and programmer, tell them to.
There is one pump out now in conjunction with a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) that has an insulin suspend function, but that's still a far cry from automatic control. At this point, CGM is FAR MORE beneficial to the diabetic than a pump. Be patient...the fully automatic pump will come in our lifetime. Good luck!
Dr. Thomas Knecht
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: No
It doesn't automatically control your blood sugar.
It is not the messiah of diabetes care. You still have to check bs and press a button to give insulin. If used correctly, it can significantly change your quality of life and control of diabetes. However, if you are using it simply as a glorified Insulin dispenser, it will disappoint you. Not everyone is a candidate for an Insulin pump.

In brief: No
It doesn't automatically control your blood sugar.
It is not the messiah of diabetes care. You still have to check bs and press a button to give insulin. If used correctly, it can significantly change your quality of life and control of diabetes. However, if you are using it simply as a glorified Insulin dispenser, it will disappoint you. Not everyone is a candidate for an Insulin pump.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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