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Durval Damiani ;Jornal de Pediatria 2006, 82 4

Author: Raphael Del Roio Liberatore Jr.



Jornal de Pediatria ISSN: 0021-7557 Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria Brasil Del Roio Liberatore Jr., Raphael; Damiani, Durval Insulin pump therapy in type 1 diabetes mellitus Jornal de Pediatria, vol.
82, núm.
4, julio-agosto, 2006, pp.
249-254 Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria Porto Alegre, Brasil Available in: How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative 0021-7557-06-82-04-249 Jornal de Pediatria Copyright © 2006 by Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria doi:10.2223-JPED.1507 REVIEW ARTICLE Insulin pump therapy in type 1 diabetes mellitus Raphael Del Roio Liberatore Jr.,1 Durval Damiani2 Abstract Objective: To review the current experience with insulin pump therapy in children and adolescents in order to guide pediatricians regarding indications and complications. Sources of data: Systematic review of articles published in the literature referring to the use of insulin pump therapy, indications, complications and response to treatment.
All articles published between 1995 and 2005 and appearing in the MEDLINE and LILACS databases were reviewed.
The keywords were: insulin pump, type 1 diabetes mellitus and diabetes mellitus.
The articles covering the subject of interest and referring to children and adolescents were selected. Summary of the findings: Insulin pump therapy is not required for all patients with type 1 diabetes, since intensive treatments produce very similar results in terms of glycated hemoglobin and control of complications over the medium and long terms.
However, the pump allows for greater comfort for patients, with less rigid meal schedules and better quality of life.
The first requirement for patients intending to use the pump is ge...

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