Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified

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Insulin Pump Therapy DemystifiedInsulin Pump Therapy Demystified

Submitter: I pulled this book because of its age. I have included a picture that discusses different insulin pumps, most of which don’t exist anymore. One of the companies has exited the insulin pump business. There are several new companies and insulin pumps with new technologies that are covered in new books. If I were looking for information about medical devices, and all I could find is an old book, I’d be upset. Chronic illnesses are stressful enough, please make sure that you have up to date books.

Holly: When people come to the library with a diagnosis, or a plan for a new treatment, it means that they trusted us to have the information that they needed. They thought to themselves, “The library will have just what I need!” If we hand them something this old, and this unhelpful, we have failed them and they have no reason to trust us anymore. Libraries have a hard enough time marketing ourselves as relevant. Don’t make it worse.

Comparable Insulin Pump Chart


  1. Wouldn’t this be better served by the Internet? I love books for fiction, biographies, 1,000 page treatises on the history of popular music (abetted by looking up everything on youtube), but surely comparing new models of cars/insulin pumps/toasters/etc. is best done on the web?

    1. I’m not a librarian, but Ashley’s question seems like an interesting quandary for the modern library. Is it appropriate for the librarian to say, “let me help you look that up on the internet,” rather than have a book to offer someone? I agree that it seems like the best, most up-to-date source for this type of information.

      1. Connecting people to the information they need is a librarian’s goal; we don’t discriminate against the delivery method. Books are great, but they aren’t always the best format for the information sought.

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