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What do you feel is the biggest drawback to insulin pump therapy?
Not as easy to fine tune your blood glucose control compared to multiple injections.
 
You have to rely on a machine to dose your insulin properly.
 
Being attached to something 24/7.
 
Figuring out where to wear it - especially with a dress or nice clothes.
 
Possibility of damaging the pump during sports or other activities.
 
Too hard to program for the non-techie.
 
Other
 

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by Brenda Bell
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