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Re: [IP] FDA study: Insulin pumps linked to injuries, deaths in teens



On May 5, 2008, at 5:34 AM, Marshall wrote:
> Not trying to make light of the issue, but 13 deaths out of "tens  
> of thousands" of users does not sound like a real issue to me.  As  
> many times as I hear "this has caused deaths, that has caused  
> injuries, 2 people have died from blah, blah, blah...." the fact  
> remains that more people are caused by car accidents/drunk driving  
> than any of the other "scares" I've heard of.  Then the article  
> goes on to state that "sometimes the pumps malfunctioned" and that  
> the others were operator error.  So of the 13 deaths reported, I  
> wonder if one or two were honest equipment malfunctions and the  
> other 11 or 12 were indeed "operator error."  I'm not concerned  
> about the safety of my pump...like many other types of accidents,  
> the self-inflicted ones get the most attention.....
> http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080505/ap_on_he_me/insulin_pumps_1
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