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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 Carey Potash
Some people have trained diabetes alert dogs that bark and lick their face in the middle of the night when their child is experiencing dangerously high or low blood sugars. I don't have a dog to wake me up. When I sleep past the alarm and forget to test my son's blood sugar, I turn to my go-to guy - a hallucinatory stone-faced murderer. Completely zonked hours after I wanted to wake up and check Charlie, I found myself walking along the...