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At what age do you think it is appropriate to begin using an insulin pump?

 
 

If you or your child use an insulin pump, answer here.

 
      Any age  
  10%   (24)  
      When old enough to push the buttons  
  1%   (1)  
      When old enough to understand the concepts  
  16%   (37)  
 

If neither you nor your child use an insulin pump, answer here.

 
      Any age  
  5%   (13)  
      When old enough to push the buttons  
  2%   (5)  
      When old enough to understand the concepts  
  65%   (151)  
 

At what age do you think it is appropriate to begin using an insulin pump?

Poll dates: November 22 - November 29, 1998
Total Votes: 231

Several recent questions to the Diabetes Team about insulin pumps have generated quite a bit of controversy among our community of pump users. The goal for this poll was to determine at what age people thought it was appropriate to begin using an insulin pump. Of pump users, 60% felt that a child should be old enough to understand the concepts of the pump before starting it. Of non-pump users, 89% felt that way.

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