Indwelling catheters

StudyPopulationInterventionOutcomesResultsCommentsDesignEL
Hanas et al, 2002 26441 patients with type 1 diabetes
Aged 8.1 ± 3.7 years
Sweden
Indwelling catheter
versus
insulin pen with standard needle
Trial length: at least 10 weeks
  1. Pain
  2. Use after end of study
  1. Lower pain for the group treated with Intranasal insulin than insulin pens (median 0.8 cm vs. 1.5 cm, p = 0.006)
  2. 16/20 chose to remain using indwelling catheters after study ended, 9/20 were still using indwelling catheters after 6 months
RCT parallelIb

From: Evidence tables

Cover of Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes: Diagnosis and Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Young People.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 15.2.
National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).
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