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Re: [IP] Proof that pumps are better than multiple injections
- To: Insulin Pumpers <email @ redacted>
- Subject: Re: [IP] Proof that pumps are better than multiple injections
- From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>
- Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 14:50:36 +0000
> I'll take your word for it about the DCCT stating that it was easier to
> maintain tight control with a pump than with injections; I didn't know
> there was any statement in the DCCT about pumps being better than multiple
> injection therapy.
Actually I read it in one of the 'exerpts' or analysis that are
floating around in the various medical blurbs so maybe I'm off base.
But.... it sure makes sense.
Nonetheless there are
no *statistics* in any peer-rev-
> iewed journal showing pumps to be any better than multiple injections to
> improve A1Cs or decrease hypo incidents. That's what some HMOs are demand-
> ing if they are going to cover pumps and the paraphernalia associated with
> them. They are a great deal more expensive than multiple injection
> therapy. If I were a bean counter in some HMO office, I would expect such
> numbers before I would approve paying the considerable expenses that go
> along with pumps and the stuff that pumps require.
> It's a wonder to me that MM and/or Disetronic hasn't funded any studies
> that investigate whether pumps indeed do result in better DM control or
> fewer hypos than multiple injection therapy. Until they or another source
> of money does, we have to rely on the "anecdotal" evidence (which
> scientists don't consider evidence at all) that people like us provide.
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