20 doctors weighed in:
Does the insulin pump give you better control of your diabetes ?
20 doctors weighed in

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
10 doctors agree
In brief: A slight edge
Studies show improved A1c up to 1% difference in comparison to multi daily Insulin injections.
The quality of life however scores much higher with use of Insulin pump.

In brief: A slight edge
Studies show improved A1c up to 1% difference in comparison to multi daily Insulin injections.
The quality of life however scores much higher with use of Insulin pump.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Michael Carson
Every pregnant patient I know who was started on a pump has stated they prefer it over the multiple injections.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
6 doctors agree
In brief: It can
Pumps are an advanced tool to allow highly motivated patients more precisely dose their insulin.
Treating diabetes with a pump is more work, not less than with shots (more frequent tests, more detailed logs to spot trends, more attention to the effects of diet, exercise, and stress on sugars), but the reward can be more predictability, less crashes or spikes, better a1c's, and fewer complications.

In brief: It can
Pumps are an advanced tool to allow highly motivated patients more precisely dose their insulin.
Treating diabetes with a pump is more work, not less than with shots (more frequent tests, more detailed logs to spot trends, more attention to the effects of diet, exercise, and stress on sugars), but the reward can be more predictability, less crashes or spikes, better a1c's, and fewer complications.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
An Insulin pump is not the messiah of diabetes care.
You get out what you put into it. 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, then it will disappoint you. Not everyone is a candidate for an Insulin pump.

In brief: Depends
An Insulin pump is not the messiah of diabetes care.
You get out what you put into it. 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, then it will disappoint you. Not everyone is a candidate for an Insulin pump.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Jennie Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on user
If used correctly, pumps can improve diabetes control.
An Insulin pump allows users to give Insulin at any time, without having to take a separate injection. Because pumps include tools such as low sugar alerts and altered Insulin delivery rates (ie. Can give Insulin over 2 minutes or 2 hour), proper use of the pump can allow safe, tight control.

In brief: Depends on user
If used correctly, pumps can improve diabetes control.
An Insulin pump allows users to give Insulin at any time, without having to take a separate injection. Because pumps include tools such as low sugar alerts and altered Insulin delivery rates (ie. Can give Insulin over 2 minutes or 2 hour), proper use of the pump can allow safe, tight control.
Dr. Jennie Law
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Yes, but. Choice of Insulin pump takes an internist or endocrinologist knowledge of what sort of person you are as relates to your compulsiveness and desire to tightly control ur dm, and you developing a belief that it will make a difference in your longevity, and help prevent the potentially devastating complications of dm. You would end up thinking about ur sugar levels multiple times per day.

In brief: Yes
Yes, but. Choice of Insulin pump takes an internist or endocrinologist knowledge of what sort of person you are as relates to your compulsiveness and desire to tightly control ur dm, and you developing a belief that it will make a difference in your longevity, and help prevent the potentially devastating complications of dm. You would end up thinking about ur sugar levels multiple times per day.
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