Insulin Pumps Linked To Injuries, Death In Diabetic Teenagers

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Teens with Type 1 Diabetes often use Insulin pumps as part of treating the disease but an FDA study shows the device has been linked to injuries and a few deaths.


The FDA is not saying the teens with juvenile diabetes should not be provided the insulin pump that can help make life more manageable. Parents though do need to be keeping a close eye on their children's devices and understand that the machine is not infallible.

Some of the problems with the pumps and teenagers is simply lack of education when a teen wasn't sure on the correct use. Another problem observed was not taking care of the pump or dropping them.

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