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feelinghigh posted:
Do you ever worry about your pump malfunctioning during the night giving you an overdose of insulin and causing you to pass away??? I wear a CGM and this should alarm me if I go low but, the other night my sensor ended during the night leaving me without the alarm. I felt very vunerable without it on. So, I'm curious to hear from others. Sorry, if this sounds so grim.
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mrscora01 responded:
I never worried about it. There are a ton of safety features built into the pumps. About 20 or 30 years ago the pumps could (and often did) accidentally dump an entire reservoir into you. I have several friends that have been pumping since the 80s and they have all had it happen a time or two. But I was pumping for 5 years and never had a problem. These friends say that those sorts of problems are now the subject of "urban legend". They haven't had issues like this in about 20 years - although there are a lot of ambulance drivers that always seem to know someone that knew someone that this happened to.

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feelinghigh replied to mrscora01's response:
Thanks Cora, you just eased my mind.


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