From Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
I've been using an insulin pump for approximately three years, and lately I've been getting really frustrated with it, just from a range of minor annoyances (sites falling out, random lows that don't have patterns, mechanical problems etc.). I was just wondering what new developments there have been in treatment regimens other than insulin pump therapy. I am in my first year of university, so I'm specifically looking for options that could be adapted for a flexible lifestyle. I'm sure you'll reinforce the qualities of the pump, but I really just need alternative solutions.
The use of Lantus and Humalog or NovoLog has improved the basal/bolus regimens and improved the flexibility of the regimen for your lifestyle. There are newer insulins to be developed in the next two years (basal insulin and newer short-acting analogs). Additionally, newer catheters for insulin pump use are being tried. I would discuss these alternatives with your physician or specialist.
Original posting 9 Nov 2003
Posted to Daily Care
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:52
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.