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J Assoc Physicians India. 2011 Apr;59 Suppl:41-3.

Continuous insulin infusion systems in type 2 diabetes.

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Jothydev's Diabetes & Research Centre, Trivandrum 695032, India.


There are various delivery devices available for insulin like syringes, pens, and insulin pumps. Syringes have drawbacks like dosage errors and pain. Insulin pumps can be useful to mimic the physiological insulin secretion. Though the insulin pumps are launched in India a decade ago, they are not popular due to high price and thus there is limited experience and queries with its use. Use of insulin pumps can improve the quality of life for diabetic patients. Available evidence from recent studies is a compelling indication and not to deny the never before discovered benefits of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) in selective patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Pumps with continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system helps as a therapeutic option enabling diabetic patients to restructure lifestyles based on glycemic patterns.

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