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What are the disadvantages of a insulin pump?

What are the disadvantages of a insulin pump?

Disadvantages of Insulin Pumps

  • Cost: Insulin pumps are more expensive than the syringes.
  • Steep learning curve: It takes a few days for the user to get used to changing infusion sets, getting the basal and bolus doses regulated and learning to avoid problems like bubbles.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of insulin pump?

Pros and Cons of Insulin Pumps

  • Advantages of insulin pumps.
  • Less jabs.
  • Take insulin as and when you need it.
  • Have different basal rates at different times of day.
  • Flexibility with food.
  • Flexibility with exercise.
  • Increased blood glucose control.
  • Reducing episodes of severe hypoglycaemia.

Is an insulin pump worth it?

A pump may help you keep your blood sugar in your target range. People who use a pump have fewer big swings in their blood sugar levels. Pumps work well for people who can’t find an insulin dose that keeps blood sugar under control without also causing low blood sugar.

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Is an insulin pump better than injections?

In the largest and longest study ever of an insulin pump with a continuous glucose sensor, patients who used the device achieved better control of their blood sugar than patients taking insulin injections.

Do insulin pumps make you gain weight?

A common myth exists that going on a pump causes one to gain weight. While it is just a myth and using an insulin pump does not cause weight gain, many people taking insulin do gain weight.

Does insulin pump hurt?

If I say it won’t hurt, it invariably does. If I say it might hurt a little bit, it invariably doesn’t. But almost everyone agrees, it hurts way less than taking 4 to 5 shots a day, and a lot less than sticking your fingers to check your blood sugars, that’s for sure!

Who is a candidate for an insulin pump?

You may be a candidate for insulin pump therapy if you: Are taking insulin injections. Have an A1C greater than 7\% Forget to take your insulin injections. Have frequent high or low blood sugars.