Treatment of type I diabetes with portable insulin infusion devices

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The development of portable insulin infusion devices has been a major advance in the treatment of type I diabetes mellitus. They can provide a safe and effective method for obtaining long-term normal or near-normal glycemia in well-selected patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. The criteria for patient selection and indications for long-term pump treatment are outlined. The known effects of treatment with portable insulin infusion devices on the metabolic abnormalities and long-term microvascular complications of diabetes mellitus are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-52
Number of pages5
JournalDiabetes care
Issue numberSuppl. 1
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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