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From Buffalo, New York, USA:

Have there ever been any deaths related to hypoglycemia from a person or child who has been on the pump?


No one here (at Barbara Davis) has heard of a hypoglycemic pump death.


Additional comments from Dr. Larry Deeb:

I don't want to create urban legends, so "I don't know" is the right answer. Can it run away and give hundreds of units: no. Can you get low: sure.


Additional comments from Stephanie Schwartz, diabetes nurse specialist:

Studies show that there is less hypoglycemia when pumps are used compared to giving insulin by injection.


Original posting 13 May 2000
Posted to Insulin Pumps


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