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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:

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Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:36:38
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