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Insulin pump risks and benefits: a clinical appraisal of pump safety standards, adverse event reporting, and research needs: a joint statement of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Technology Working Group.

Heinemann L; Fleming GA; Petrie JR; Holl RW; Bergenstal RM; Peters AL.

Insulin is a high-alert medication that can lead to harm if incorrectly administered. Insulin pump problems can be caused by human, mechanical, or drug stability failures. This policy statement describes ways to use adverse event data, manufacturer information, and technical specifications to enhance the safety of insulin therapy.