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Insulin Pump Links Animas 2020 Animas Home Page
Medtronic Paradigm Medtronic Diabetes homepage
OmniPod OmniPod Insulin Management System home page
Roche Insulin Delivery Systems Roche Insulin Delivery Systems
Tandem t:slim Tandem Diabetes Home Page
Insulin Pumpers PUMP Comparison

Comparison of current pumps - 5 companies


Infusion Sets

Apidra, Humalog, Novolog, Regular composite insulin curves.
See individual curves in the sections below.

Apidra label Apidra® Insulin Analog Aventis Pharmaceutical

Humalog vial Humalog® Insulin Analog Eli Lilly NovoLog NovoLog® Insulin Analog Novo Nordisk Symlin vial Symlin® Amylin Pharmaceuticals

Symlin is a synthetic analog of human amylin, a naturally occurring neuroendocrine hormone synthesized from pancreatic beta cells that contributes to glucose control during the postprandial period.

U-500 Insulin U500 Humulin R> Eli Lilly

U-500 is an injection suspension of human insulin with 500 units in 1 milliliter. It is especially useful for the treatment of patients with diabetes that have marked insulin resistance (daily requirements more than 200 units.

Continuous and Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Monitors

Children with Diabetes comparison chart
CGMS Sensor Codes for Insurance

Kids and Diabetes special hyperlinks
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Research showing the benefits of pumps for kids SUBSCRIBE to Parents_of_Pumpers@insulin-pumpers.org
Classroom attention in children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus Research showing significant improvement in on-task and off-task behavior in the classroom with stabilized blood sugar levels.
Positive aspects of pump therapy from the June 2005 ADA meeting in San Diego Abstracts from several papers presented showing the benefit of long term pump therapy for children.
Insulin pump therapy in the 21st century
Insulin pump therapy is effective in children of all ages in reducing incidence of hypoglycemia, reducing HbA1c levels and improvement in the ability individuals and families to cope with diabetes.
Insulin pump therapy in toddlers and preschool children with type 1 diabetes mellitus
HbA1c levels declined from 9.5% to 7.9%
Hypos declined from .52 to .09 epsiodes per month
Frequency of parental contacts with health personnel declined by more than 80%
Significant improvements in quality of life and high levels of satisfaction with pump therapy
Assessment of glycemic control in children ages 1 to 16 yo
Conclusion: With the change to CSII, HbA1c improved significantly after 6 wk of therapy.
CSII in the treatment of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus
Compared with conventional insulin treatment, improved glycaemic control and a reduced frequency of hypoglycaemic events were achieved with CSII
Insulin pump therapy in the 21st century. Strategies for successful use in adults, adolescents, and children with diabetes
Compared with MDI, CSII has better insulin pharmacokinetics, less variability in insulin absorption, and decreased risk of hypoglycemia
Selection for and initiation of continuous subcutaneous insulininfusion. Proceedings from a workshop.
The use of CSII has also been successful in preventing recurrent admission for diabetic ketoacidosis.
Diabetes management in the new millennium using insulin pump therapy
CSII has been shown to lower HbA(1c) levels reduce the frequency of severe hypoglycemia and limit excessive weight gain versus MDI without increasing the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis.
CSII therapy for children and adolescents: an option for routine diabetes care
CSII therapy is an appropriate option ... in routine pediatric diabetes care. It can effectively decrease the HbA(1c) and reduce hypoglycemic episodes...
CSII, a new way to lower risk of severe hypoglycemia, improve metabolic control, and enhance coping in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
Despite lower HbA1c levels in CSII-versus MDI-treated patients, the rate of severe hypoglycemic events was reduced by almost 50% in the CSII group. Adolescents using CSII found coping with diabetes to be less difficult than adolescents using MDI
CSII in children and adolescents with chronic poorly controlled type 1 diabetes
During 1 year of CSII, hospital days decreased from 21 to 5 per patient and medical costs due to diabetes (including pump initiation) decreased from $29330 to $12762 per patient.
Metabolic control in young children with type 1 diabetes with CSII
...continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) provides good and sustained metabolic control in the youngest children with type 1 diabetes. Administering of that method from the very beginning of the diabetes treatment may decrease the risk of acute complications.
The 2 year study showed that children treated with CSII had statistically lower mean hbA1c's and a lower average daily insulin requirement than children treated with MDI
Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in the treatment of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus
Compared with conventional insulin treatment, improved glycaemic control and a reduced frequency of hypoglycaemic events were achieved with CSII in those with particularly poor initial metabolic control (HbA1c >10.0%).
Insulin pump therapy for 1-6 year old children with type 1 diabetes
For very young diabetic children, insulin pump therapy improves quality of life and is feasible and safe. It should be considered as an optional mode of therapy for this age group.
Comparison of Pump Therapy vs MDI with Glargine
Lower HbA1c and premeal glucose levels were more achievable in this short-term study with pump therapy than with glargine-based MDI treatment.
Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in toddlers and children with type 1 diabetes mellitus is safe and effective
This study supports CSII as a safe and effective alternative to managing T1DM, with no increase in hypoglycemia and a trend to improve control, even in the youngest patients.
Kids' academic performance improved, and their attention improved on an insulin pump
Pump Therapy for Children
with guidelines for pump initiation
Insulin Pump Therapy in Young Children With Diabetes
Significant Completed Diabetes Trials

Diabetes Prevention Trials and Studies

Want to keep track of clinical trials you might want to join? Want to just know what's going on in the research world? Or just what is in your area?

Diabetes and your Eyes Celiac and Gluten Free Products

Unfortunately, many people with diabetes also suffer from other auto-immune problems, one of the most common being allergy to gluten. Gluten is the common name for the offending proteins in specific cereal grains. These proteins are found in all forms of wheat (including durum, semolina, spelt, kamut, einkorn, and faro), and related grains, rye, barley, and tritcale.

Other Diabetes Health Issues Special Activities Diabetes Software - Evaluations and Downloads Insurance Information Selecting a DOCTOR Fraudlent Claims of Diabetes Cures Other Diabetes Links and Resources Diabetes in Animals and Pets Lists of Diabetes Links Commercial Sites
Quoted from a news paper article -- Why you should wear MEDICAL ID
A San Leandro, Calif. firefighter remarks "Bracelets are lifesavers." Up to 90 percent of his emergency calls are diabetes related. Unfortunately, few if any wear medical ID. A person found unconscious many times is assumed to be drunk or suffering from a drug overdose.
Diabetes Supplies and Mail Order Pharmacies
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Organizations that have been kind enough to provide a link to Insulin Pumpers on their web sites.
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