Are you interested in insulin pump therapy?
My child or I already use a pump 33% 252 I am thinking of switching to a pump within six months 16% 120 I am thinking of switching to a pump within a year 14% 105 I am not interested in using a pump 6% 48 I need to learn more about the pump 23% 173 I tried a pump but it didn't work out 1% 13 The pump is too expensive or not available where I live 4% 36
Are you interested in insulin pump therapy?Poll dates: September 10 - 17, 2000
Total Votes: 747
Insulin pump therapy has gained widespread acceptance by people who want to manage their diabetes intensively. Recent studies have shown that insulin pump therapy is preferred by health care providers who have Type 1 diabetes, and that it offers better control for adolescents. Other studies have shown that people who use pumps require less insulin than those who use multiple injection regimens.
In addition to better control, pump advocates point to the greater freedom offered by the pump. With only short acting insulin (Humalog is favored in pumps), pump users can eat when they want, rather than when on-board long acting insulin requires. If you're interested in learning more about the pump, ask your diabetes team or contact one of the companies that makes pumps:Return to the current poll]
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:36:38
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.