What are the benefits of pump therapy for the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Jul 28, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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The rate of severe hypoglycemic events per 100 patient-years dropped from 14.7 to 7.2 with pump therapy but jumped from 6.8 to 10.2 events per 100 patient-years with injection therapy. [132, 133] Hospitalization rates for DKA were lower in children receiving pump therapy (2.3 per 100 patient-years) compared with those receiving injection therapy (4.7 per 100 patient-years) over 1160 patient-years of follow-up.


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