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By Wil Dubois

You're pretty sure you're ready for an insulin pump. Maybe you even wear one already. You know the data that shows how pumps can greatly improve your diabetes control, and you've shopped around to compare brands and features. You've got the nuts-and-bolts down, but in the back of your mind you wonder what it's really like wearing a pump in the real world. You worry: Do I know everything I really need to know? Take our in-the-trenches pump knowledge quiz to see if you've got your bases covered!

Reviewed by Paige Reddan, MS, RD, CDE 07/14.

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