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Insulin Pumps from 1999

  1. I was recently made aware of a middle-aged male diabetic who is currently testing a type of implantable pump. (24 Dec 1999)
  2. I began developing severe abscesses at the infusion site requiring incision and drainage. (13 Oct 1999)
  3. My sister-in-law currently injects insulin. I think she could benefit from an insulin pump. (20 Sep 1999)
  4. I am considering the insulin pump. I am 14 and was diagnosed at age 4. (16 Sep 1999)
  5. When do children with diabetes get to start using the insulin pump? (12 Sep 1999)
  6. My daughter tried the pump with a placebo for 3 days. The only problem with the pump was with the insertion of the tube. (9 Sep 1999)
  7. His numbers were great on injections, but since he has been on the pump his numbers have been all over the place. (7 Sep 1999)
  8. Do you know of any research which suggests that an insulin pump can extend the honeymoon? (28 Aug 1999)
  9. Why isn't insulin pump therapy being more aggressively pursued by doctors and insurance companies? (28 Aug 1999)
  10. My son is 5 and we are interested in the pump. Our endocrinologist does not want the pump until my son can do it himself. (22 Aug 1999)
  11. I would like to know how much an insulin pump costs. (2 Aug 1999)
  12. What do you think of using the pump for an eight year old diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes two months ago? (1 Aug 1999)
  13. What can you tell us regarding the pros and cons of using a pump for a young child? (1 Aug 1999)
  14. My son is interested in the pump but his doctor does not put kids younger than 11 years old on the pump. (1 Aug 1999)
  15. My 25 year old son is wondering if an insulin pump would be beneficial for him. (14 Jul 1999)
  16. My nine and a half year old son is interested in a pump, but my doctor thinks he's too young. Should I fight for him getting a pump? (14 Jul 1999)
  17. Since he has been on the pump, his numbers have been all over the place. (9 Jul 1999)
  18. If using an insulin pump with Lispro and the insulin is terminated, how long before ketoacidosis? (30 Jun 1999)
  19. I have two questions: one concerning nighttime control, and the second concerning insulin pumps, insurance, and US laws. (25 Jun 1999)
  20. What is the consensus for pump use in children? (23 Jun 1999)
  21. Are there any physicians in the UK with experience of pumps? (9 Jun 1999)
  22. Do you have any knowledge about how Type 1 diabetes is treated in Ireland? (9 Jun 1999)
  23. I have developed extreme lipoatrophy/dystrophy in my thighs, even though I rotate sites religiously. (7 Jun 1999)
  24. Our 9-year-old son was diagnosed almost 2 years ago with Type 1. We are struggling with morning high blood glucose readings. (3 Jun 1999)
  25. My 13 year old daughter has had type 1 for about 1 1/2 years. I would like to see about the pump for her. (23 May 1999)
  26. Is there any research to suggest that the insulin inhaler may replace the pump? (17 May 1999)
  27. My adult daughter is having kidney and eye problems. The doctor has told her that she needs an insulin pump. (10 May 1999)
  28. Are insulin pumps dangerous if you play contact sports, such as soccer? (5 May 1999)
  29. Which is the better pump? The MiniMed 507c or the Disetronic H-Tron plus? (1 May 1999)
  30. How close is a "closed-loop pump" to the marketplace and which company(s) are developing it? (2 Apr 1999)
  31. I have a very erratic schedule and am finding it hard to maintain blood sugars. I am interested in a pump. (27 Mar 1999)
  32. My daughter is very active and in college. We are wondering about the pump for her. (24 Mar 1999)
  33. What is a "brittle diabetic?" Is it true that once you're on the insulin pump, you can never go off? (16 Mar 1999)
  34. I am an advanced practice nurse. I have a situation that has me completely baffled. (14 Mar 1999)
  35. He wants a pump, but the HMO company doesn't see a point in it. (27 Feb 1999)
  36. I have been approached regarding an insulin pump. How exactly do they work and what surgery is involved? (13 Feb 1999)
  37. I have heard of an insulin drip implant which puts out a steady drip and allows better regulation of sugars. (8 Feb 1999)
  38. I have heard very positive things about the pump. My son is 18 and very athletic. Is this a good thing for him to have? (5 Jan 1999)

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