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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
Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...
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