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A study reported at the 1999 ADA Scientific Sessions showed that young kids can use insulin pumps at night and use injections during the day to gain better control. Does this interest you?

 
      I am very interested  
  44%   (191)  
      I am somewhat interested  
  23%   (99)  
      I am not interested because pumps are too expensive  
  4%   (18)  
      I am not interested because pumps are not available where I live  
  1%   (3)  
      I am not interested because I already wear a pump  
  17%   (74)  
      Other  
  10%   (45)  
 

A study reported at the 1999 ADA Scientific Sessions showed that young kids can use insulin pumps at night and use injections during the day to gain better control. Does this interest you?

Poll dates: June 20 - 27, 1999
Total Votes: 430

There is considerable debate in the professional community about using insulin pumps in young kids. However, pumps can offer improved blood sugar control with potentially fewer hypoglycemic episodes, especially at night. A recent study showed that kids can use pumps at night and still gain better control. The kids used injections of short and long acting insulin at breakfast time, and used the pump beginning at dinner and through the night.

Based on our poll, almost half (44%) of those who responded are very interested in learning more about this. You can speak to your diabetes team, who can review the recently pubished abstract by Dr. Fran Kaufman, Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Metabolism, at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Note: Dr. Fran Kaufman is on the Board of Directors of Children with Diabetes.

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