Implantable insulin pump therapy: An unusual presentation of a catheter-related complication

Kevin B. Moore, Christopher D. Saudek, Alicia Greene, Alan Dackiw

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We report the case of a 63-year-old man who has a 19-year history of involvement in the implantable insulin pump program at Johns Hopkins University. After his most recent pump implantation in February 2004, his 24-h insulin requirement gradually increased from a baseline of 75 units to a peak of almost 500 units in June 2005. Surprisingly, insulin delivery from the pump and glycemic control remained satisfactory despite the dramatic change in insulin requirement. Laparotomy revealed a fibrous mass in the peritoneal cavity, with the track of the catheter extending into the mass. Insulin requirement declined post-resection of the mass and relocation of the catheter tip.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-401
Number of pages5
JournalDiabetes Technology and Therapeutics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology


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