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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

 
 

27%

 

199

 
     

When old enough to push the buttons

 
 

1%

 

12

 
     

When old enough to understand the concepts

 
 

16%

 

122

 
 

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

 
     

Any age

 
 

13%

 

98

 
     

When old enough to push the buttons

 
 

1%

 

12

 
     

When old enough to understand the concepts

 
 

38%

 

275

 
 

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

Poll dates: November 25 - December 2, 2001
Total Votes: 718

The issue of pump use in young kids, especially young kids, is debated among patients and health care professionals. As our poll shows, people who use pumps -- or parents of kids who do -- are more inclined to say that pumps can be used at any age than people who don't use pumps.

Forty-six percent of people who responded use pumps or are the parents of kids who use pumps. Of pump users or parents, 60% feel that pumps can be used at any age. Of non-pump users, 71% think pump use is appropriate only for kids who understand the concepts of pumping.

  1998 2001
Pump Users
  Any Age10%27%
  Push Buttons1%1%
  Understand Concepts16%16%
Non-Pump Users
  Any Age5%12%
  Push Buttons2%1%
  Understand Concepts65%38%

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