Insulin pump treatment in type 1 diabetes mellitus – for whom and why?

Authors: Dana Prídavková;  Veronika Sváková;  Udovít Šutarík;  Marián Mokáň
Authors‘ workplace: I. interná klinika Jesseniovej LF UK a UNM, Martin
Published in: Forum Diab 2019; 8(2): 139-146


Insulin pump treatment, also known as continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), is an important part of the dia­betes mellitus (DM) treatment portfolio. This is an effective and flexible method of administering insulin that, when properly indicated and managed, generally leads to improved glycemic compensation and variability, reduction of GHbA1 (glycosylated hemoglobin), reduced frequency of severe hypoglycemia, correction of „dawn“ or „dark“ phenomena, reduction of „unawareness hypoglycemia“ syndrome, but also leads to the reduction of the total insulin dose compared to multiple daily injections (MDI), also contributes to improving the quality of life of diabetic patients.


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