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[IPk] quick hypos

although the pump uses quick acting insulin it is a predictable steady
absorption unlike the 25% variability you get with the intermediate and long
acting insulins. Certainly anecdotal evidence suggests hypos are often more
"gentle " on the pump- I,m not sure how much hard evidence there is from
clinical trials to back this up. However, one  of the indications for a pump
is cited as hypoglycaemia unawareness- whether because these individuals
actually regain their symptoms or because it happens more slowly  so that
they are more likely to have tested and taken remedial action before they
However, inappropriately large boluses of insulin ( particularly with
humalog) can cause "fast hypos". It is sometimes better to under estimate
insulin required to cover food and correct later if you feel this is
becoming problematic

I wouldn't let fear of hypos discourage anyone from pump therapy: likelihood
is that more normal BGs  levls can be achieved with less hypos
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