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Question:

From Wheaton, Illinois, USA:

What do you think about putting a 5 year old on the pump? For three years we have been getting blood glucoses all over the map and are particularly concerned about night-time lows. We track and monitor closely. How young do you see children go on the pump?

Answer:

Please see our slide show about insulin pumps. Pumps are okay for kids this age if all the support you need is there -- since a 5 year old cannot manage a pump him/herself.

I would carefully consider all the options with your diabetes team.

P.S.: Erratic blood sugars are not uncommon in this age group especially if you are "chasing" the high sugars with extra insulin.

SS

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Original posting 24 Feb 2000
Posted to Insulin Pumps

  
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