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Will an insulin pump alert me if it isn’t working properly?

The pump is a marvel of technology:

• It beeps if clogged.

• It lets you know when the batteries run low.

• It has dosage limits to stop an accidental overdose.

• You can program it to change the amount of insulin pumped to match your metabolism.

However, insulin pumps are not foolproof. Although they will alert you when a clog stops the flow of insulin, they will not identify a slow flow. Even if you are using an insulin pump, you will still need to monitor your blood glucose frequently.

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