A new study has shown that the increasing use by diabetics of devices for delivering insulin into the body, including opens and pumps, is helping optimise blood glucose control and bringing down the risks of the chronic health problems associated with diabetes .
It was found that the insulin pump and pen technology devices had been underused or misused in the past, but there were signs that greater adoption of diabetes technology was now being accepted among diabetics. The use of automated glucose-controlled insulin infusion systems allow for the continuous measurement of glucose intake, while the infusion pumps mean taking the hormone is easier than ever before.FF
Satish Garg, MD, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver, writing in Diabetes Technology and herapeutics, said that “Improved delivery devices for insulin treatment have increased patient compliance and acceptance of an intensive insulin strategy.” This can often mean a significant reduction in the long-term complications that can result if type 1 and type 2 diabetes is not well controlled.
Early-stage clinical research has also presented further evidence of the benefits of improved glucose control through insulin pumps to those suffering from type 2 diabetes.
Another factor reported in the magazine for the lack of take-up was the lack of access to reusable and disposable insulin pens in some parts of the world. It was also suggested that insulin pens have potential benefit for use in hospitalised patients, and there was a call for expanded insurance coverage and education about the technology.

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