What undesirable effects can occur when using an insulin pump

Local microbial infections at the point of catheter entry, hypoglycaemic or hyperglycaemic episodes and episodes of ketosis can occur if the pump is not used properly or if - and this is infrequent with the newer pumps - technical problems arise. These problems are usually prevented with the right education, the continuous psychological support of the users and regular visits to their physicians. With improvement in pump technology and the provision of more needs of the users in the software, undesirable effects are minimized. Moreover, the increasing international experience and rich literature gathered by the use of pumps, contribute to the reduction of undesirable effects.

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