Should a person with uncontrolled blood sugar be on an insulin pump?
Should a person with uncontrolled blood sugar be on a pump?
An insulin pump does not automatically not make blood sugar control better. A pump can be used as an alternative way to deliver insulin. A person on a pump still needs to check blood sugars regularly. In addition, the person wearing a pump needs to learn how to program a pump to determine sensitivity to insulin and carbohydrate. I recommend that anyone considering an insulin pump see a diabetes educator to learn more about pumps and how to use one. Insulin pumps are a fantastic method of controlling blood sugars for someone on multiple injections of insulin, however, pumps require a lot of work and will not fix uncontrolled diabetes.
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