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Do kids need insulin pumps if they have type 2 diabetes?
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
6 doctors agree
In brief: With insulin needs
Kids with type 2 diabetes may eventually become Insulin dependent.
Under those circumstances an Insulin pump may be an appropriate way to deliver insulin. Your endocrinologist will be very helpful in discussing this with you.

In brief: With insulin needs
Kids with type 2 diabetes may eventually become Insulin dependent.
Under those circumstances an Insulin pump may be an appropriate way to deliver insulin. Your endocrinologist will be very helpful in discussing this with you.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Kamlesh Desai
most kids with type TWO DM do not need insulin pumps - but be sure they don't have type 1 dm - they are much more likely to need a pump
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
A child with type 2 diabetes should not need Insulin nor pumps, unless he is very far along in his disease.
Usually, a child gets obese by eating too many calories, and gets pre-diabetes (type 2); which can be resolved with proper diet and exercise. If pre-diabetes advances to diabetes, then the child needs medications (plus proper diet and exercise). If that plan fails, then Insulin is added.

In brief: No
A child with type 2 diabetes should not need Insulin nor pumps, unless he is very far along in his disease.
Usually, a child gets obese by eating too many calories, and gets pre-diabetes (type 2); which can be resolved with proper diet and exercise. If pre-diabetes advances to diabetes, then the child needs medications (plus proper diet and exercise). If that plan fails, then Insulin is added.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Only if there receive Insulin treatment as their treatment modality.

In brief: No
Only if there receive Insulin treatment as their treatment modality.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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