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Kids First, Diabetes Second Book: Advantages And Disadvantages Of The Insulin Pump

Introduction: We decided to start using an insulin pump when Q was in kindergarten. Five-and-a-half years later and we have never looked back. It was one of the best decisions that we made for our child’s care. It is one of the pieces of technology that has given her more independence over the years. Pumping isn’t for everyone and there is a learning curve. If you are thinking about a pump, what follows is some of the pros and cons of using an insulin pump. This is an excerpt from the chapter called “Diabetes 101.” Advantages and Disadvantages of the Insulin Pump Admittedly, my initial inquiry about the insulin pump was met with skepticism by the nurse practitioner we sometimes saw in place of our regular endocrinologist. She said that Q was young and warned of the incredibly increased risk of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). I’m not one to take no for an answer, so I did my research, and during our next visit with our endocrinologist I made my case for switching to a pump, resulting in a green light. Insulin pumping isn’t right for every child and every family. It is not a given that everyone with diabetes graduates from injections to a pump, and there is definitely a lear Continue reading >>

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    I’m interested and seeing what insulin pump does everyone use and why? Currently I use the Omnipod and seeing what others recommend? Pros and Cons of each?
    Pros of Omnipod: No tubing, Waterproof, Easy to use
    Cons of Omnipod: Technical issues at times or bent cannula

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