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Insulin pumps linked to more reports of injury and death than any other medical device, records show

“What’s your birth date?”

“November … November … 27… November 27, 1963,” says Christine Landry, her voice fading over the phone.

The 49-year-old registered nurse from Cornwall, Ont., sounds tired and confused.

It’s the night of July 22, 2012, and Landry called a 24-hour helpline run by Medtronic, the company that manufactured her insulin infusion pump, because a button on her device was stuck and making a loud beeping sound.

On a recording of the conversation, she can be heard struggling to answer basic questions as she arranges for a replacement pump to be delivered to her home.

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