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Is an insulin pump inconvenient or uncomfortable?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Not usually

Pumps do take a little getting used to, and some trial and error to learn what works best for sleeping, sex, using the restroom, etc.
The nurses and educators who help with the training do a terrific job to help each individual figure out what length tubing works best for them, and how to overcome any problems that arise.

In brief: Not usually

Pumps do take a little getting used to, and some trial and error to learn what works best for sleeping, sex, using the restroom, etc.
The nurses and educators who help with the training do a terrific job to help each individual figure out what length tubing works best for them, and how to overcome any problems that arise.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Mani Bashyam
Internal Medicine - Diabetology

In brief: Benefits the user

Generally very comfortable to wear. occasion discomfort at the time of insertion of the catheter.
Benefits of a pump over weigh the small inconvenience such as tubing getting caught at times. Most Insulin pumps have a fine plastic tubing which connects to a catheter that is placed on skin usually in the abdomen or thigh. But the Omnipod does not have an infusion catheter.

In brief: Benefits the user

Generally very comfortable to wear. occasion discomfort at the time of insertion of the catheter.
Benefits of a pump over weigh the small inconvenience such as tubing getting caught at times. Most Insulin pumps have a fine plastic tubing which connects to a catheter that is placed on skin usually in the abdomen or thigh. But the Omnipod does not have an infusion catheter.
Dr. Mani Bashyam
Dr. Mani Bashyam
Thank
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