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Are you a prime candidate for the pump? Since the DCCT found that tight control of BGs would significantly decrease diabetes complications, many have turned to insulin pump therapy as a way of controlling their BGs. However, insulin therapy takes commitment and vigilance. Here are some questions to consider before you try insulin pump therapy:
What Training do you Need?
Training is needed to effectively manage an insulin pump. Mastery of this material before starting a pump will be richly rewarded. Here's what you'll need to understand:
Excerpted with permission from "Pumping Insulin" by John Walsh, PA, CDE, and Ruth Roberts, MA, 2nd edition, 1994 (Torrey Pines Press, $19.95). To order this book call (800) 988-4772.
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