Expect problems with insulin pumps

Problems with insulin pumps are common and users should have action plans in place to help them avoid hospitalisation, diabetes experts from NSW have shown.

A review of more than 400 children using Medtronic insulin pumps found that one in ten had an adverse event over a four-month period, with a third of these children requiring hospitalisation due to the pump problems.

Pump malfunction and infusion site/set failures were the most common problems, and user

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