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Long term differences in blood glucose control between adults using multiple daily injections vs insulin pumps

Posted by on Jan 26, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if people with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pumps have fewer changes in their blood glucose control than those who use multiple daily injections. The study found that the patients who used insulin pumps had fewer changes in blood glucose control than those on multiple daily...

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Insulin pumps versus insulin pens for the treatment of insulin-dependent diabetes

Posted by on Feb 23, 2013 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

Daily insulin therapy is needed to maintain normal blood sugar levels (“glycemic control”) in all patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and many patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Insulin is usually given using insulin “pens” or insulin pumps. Glycemic control is assessed by frequent self-monitoring glucose...

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How effective and safe is a closed-loop insulin pump for patients with type 1 diabetes?

Posted by on Oct 30, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of a closed-loop and sensor-augmented insulin pumps for patients with Type 1 diabetes (T1D). The authors found that the closed-loop device was more effective but had more side effects for these patients. Some background The main goal of treatment for T1D is to balance blood glucose...

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Is it better to reduce basal insulin rate or remove insulin pump before exercise in type 1 diabetes?

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to investigate if reducing basal insulin rate (BRR) 90-minutes before exercise was better at preventing hypoglycemia (dangerously low blood glucose) than suspending the insulin pump (pump suspension; PS) in type 1 diabetes (T1D). The main finding was that BRR 90-minutes before exercise improved blood glucose...

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The safety and effectiveness of a closed-loop insulin delivery system at day and night time

Posted by on Feb 27, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and effectiveness of a closed-loop insulin delivery system for day and night use in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The main finding of the study was that this system was safe and had better blood glucose control than the sensor-augmented pump. Some background Insulin therapy is...

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Multiple daily injections compared with using an insulin pump in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectivess of an insulin pump with multiple daily injections in patients with type 1 diabetes during pregnancy. The study found that women who used MDI had better blood sugar control and lower blood pressure. Some background Women with type 1 diabetes are able to have babies very safely, as long as their blood...

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Insulin pump failure in children with type 1 diabetes

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated failure of insulin pumps in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It was determined that insulin pumps failed at a rate of 4.5% per year in these patients. Some background A traditional insulin pump is a small device that continuously delivers insulin, without the need for multiple daily injections....

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Can the artificial pancreas improve control of glucose levels without increasing insulin doses?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of the artificial pancreas (APs) in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It was determined that APs improve control of glucose levels, without increasing the insulin dose.  Some background A traditional insulin pump is a small device that continuously delivers insulin, without...

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Diabetes and Innovation: Insulin Pump + CGM = Artificial Pancreas

Diabetes and Innovation: Insulin Pump + CGM = Artificial Pancreas

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 2 comments

E-health and mobile connectivity, coupled with powerful software, is hitting the diabetes community by storm.  It’s a whole new world out there in self-care for people with diabetes. Insulin Pumps Rather than giving yourself individual injections of insulin every time you need it, an insulin pump provides you with rapid or short acting insulin...

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