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
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:10
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