Insulin pumps more affective than multiple shots in type 2 diabetes
A new study has revealed that insulin pumps are significantly more effective at controlling blood glucose (sugar) in people with type 2 diabetes.
According to the study, this treatment is affective for people who have failed to respond to the usual standard of care, multiple daily insulin injections.
The researchers found that people who used the pumps achieved a significantly greater reduction in average blood sugar levels than those who used multiple daily injections at 6 months.
According to lead author Professor Yves Reznik from the University of Caen Cote de Nacre Regional Hospital Center, Caen, France, pumps enhance effective insulin absorption and increase insulin sensitivity thanks to the continuous daily subcutaneous insulin delivery.
The researchers said that their findings open up a valuable new treatment option for those individuals failing on current injection regimens and may also provide improved convenience, reducing the burden of dose tracking and scheduling, and decreasing insulin injection omissions.
The study was published in The Lancet.
(Posted on 03-07-2014)