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Re: [IPk] Questions

one and 2 are correct. 3 is correct although you may find a consultant happy
for you to pump if you pay for it yourself. But it is far better and safert
to get a referal to a pump center ith the correct expertise. You could get
an NHS referral and sefl fund the pump if you don't qualify for pump
therapy. ( you don't if you have not tried MDI

I'd say the benefit of the pump is far greater than not injecting. For some
of us -very senstive to insulin or having "complicated" insulin
requirements, the pump is the only tool to enable good control hile
minimising hypos, at the same time freedom from a fixed eating schedule,
ease of taking part in sport etc
ith many people this can be achieved on MDI

> blood sugar levels, display the sugar level reading, and automatically
> administer the correct level of insulin to bring sugar into line? [yes/
> -The only benefit of the pump is that it's constantly connected to the
> therefore you can manually administer insulin without the need for an
> injection. [yes/ no]
> -If i wanted to pay cash myself, today, for an insulin pump, it is
> to buy one over the counter in the UK? [yes/ no]
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