From Spearfish, South Dakota:
My little boy is 6 now and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 4. He has been fairly easy to control and has grown incredibly. Actually, he looks like the picture of health. I am interested in my little boy getting an insulin pump when he hits the appropriate age but seems to me there would be a greater chance for low blood sugars with one. Is that true?
Please see information at this website on pumps, as well as previously answered questions about pumps. You will find varying opinions. I feel that only you and your child and diabetes care provider can make such a personal decision.
In answer to your question about lows, many people on pumps find that the pump has improved their problem with lows!
Original posting 9 Sep 1998
Posted to Insulin Pumps
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:00
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.