Interference at work: A case report of a malfunctioning insulin pump

Alexandra E. Reiher, Thomas A. Gallagher, Mary Ann Emanuele

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Insulin pumps operate almost universally in the work environment. Tubeless insulin pumps are a relatively recent development for management of insulin-dependent diabetes. This is the first report of location-dependent failure of insulin pump function, possibly due to external interference, occurring only in the setting of a medical center. A successful solution to this problem was designed and implemented. In conclusion, heightened awareness of this possibility in individuals who use tubeless insulin pumps in a medical environment would seem prudent, as when identified, it can be easily corrected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-24
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2009


  • Glycemic control
  • Insulin Pump
  • Insulin delivery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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