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J Paediatr Child Health. 2005 Sep-Oct;41(9-10):522-6.

Neonatal diabetes mellitus: Insulin pump as an alternative management strategy.

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Centre for Hormone Research, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.


Neonatal diabetes mellitus (hyperglycaemia within the first month of life, with an insulin requirement) may be transient or permanent. Management is complex, due to lack of subcutaneous fat and the need for small doses of insulin, and may be complicated by additional medical problems. Three cases are presented, the first of which was treated with conventional insulin therapy. The latter two were successfully treated with subcutaneous insulin pump therapy. We present suggested guidelines for treatment of neonatal diabetes, using this novel approach to management.

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