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When is an insulin pump required?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Seldom

Required? Can't think of any situation where a pump is required.
A pump may help someone achieve tighter glucose control, including pregnant women, people who need very small doses, people whose activities and schedule changes day-to-day, or people whose basal Insulin requirement varies through the day. Willingness to learn carb counting and to check frequently are key to getting better results.

In brief: Seldom

Required? Can't think of any situation where a pump is required.
A pump may help someone achieve tighter glucose control, including pregnant women, people who need very small doses, people whose activities and schedule changes day-to-day, or people whose basal Insulin requirement varies through the day. Willingness to learn carb counting and to check frequently are key to getting better results.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Never

Insulin pump is only an optional means of delivering insulin.
It can offer persons with diabetes a great deal more flexibility than injections. It does, however come with increased work for the individual in caring for the pump and increased cost in terms of supplies. The best way to give Insulin is the best way that allows achievement of good metabolic control.

In brief: Never

Insulin pump is only an optional means of delivering insulin.
It can offer persons with diabetes a great deal more flexibility than injections. It does, however come with increased work for the individual in caring for the pump and increased cost in terms of supplies. The best way to give Insulin is the best way that allows achievement of good metabolic control.
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Thank
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