From Charleston, South Carolina, USA:
Is there any type of blood sugar comparison list I could look at that compares the blood sugars and HbA1Cs of several real diabetics, some on the pump, some not? I would like to see one to see how helpful the pump is to health.
The overall experience is that control as represented by A1c levels is much the same whether someone is successful with some form of intensive insulin therapy or on a pump; but hypoglycemia seems to be less frequent on a pump and of course the regimen is a lot more flexible. Try to get to a medical library and look at Saudek et al, JAMA 276:1322, 1996 or Eichner et al, Diabetes Research 8:189,1988 or of course in PubMed.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:10
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