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From Tyler, Texas, USA:

My adult daughter who has Type 1 diabetes is having kidney and eye problems. The doctor has told her that she needs an insulin pump. We were in hopes that we could obtain some information from the sites on the web.

Anything that you could suggest would be welcomed.


A pump might help to improve her control but isn't going to "fix things." She needs to decide not only that she's willing to wear one but will take on the responsibility of using it properly. There are several sites about insulin pumps on the Internet. She needs to look at them herself.

Three other suggestions:

  1. Have your doctor or diabetes nurse put her in touch with a pump user who's doing well;

  2. Contact your local pumps reps (you can find them by calling the 800 numbers for MiniMed and Disetronic) and have them put her in touch with pump users doing well; and

  3. Let her try a pump with just saline for a while just to get a feel for it.


Original posting 10 May 1999
Posted to Insulin Pumps


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