From Orange, California, USA:
My 49 year old friend has type 2 diabetes with severe peripheral neuropathy, and I would like to assist in obtaining any information about the intrathecal drug delivery system for insulin being offered to her. Where can I find information about this?
I have never heard of insulin being given through an intrathecal delivery system. I suspect, if your friend has severe painful neuropathy, she is receiving pain medication through this device.
Additional comments from Dr. Donough O'Brien:This is probably for pain therapy.
[Editor's comment: Several companies manufacture ambulatory pain pumps. See Deltec: CADD-PrizmŪ PCS Pain Control System, Model 6101 and Medtronic's intrathecal drug delivery systems for examples. SS]
Original posting 9 Apr 2002
Posted to Complications
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:32
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