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[IP] WOW! Somebody finally "gets it" about Pumping!

Greetings all:
   Just received this blurb from AOL news....Regards, Renee
New Study Published in 'Endocrine Practice' by American Association of 
Clinical Endocrinologists Suggests Adjustment in Mealtime Therapy Helps 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A study published in the May/June 
issue of "Endocrine Practice" finds that many diabetes patients can have 
better control of their blood sugar with a simple adjustment in their insulin 
dosage.  The study showed that Type 1 diabetes patients currently using 
insulin pump therapy controlled their blood sugar levels more effectively by 
adjusting their mealtime therapy dosage.

Nearly 80,000 patients currently use insulin pumps in this country.  It is 
growing in popularity partly because it is less of a burden on the patient 
than traditional insulin therapy.

During the 14-month study, blood sugar levels improved without weight gain 
when mealtime therapy is applied.  Hemoglobin A1c levels which represent 
GlucoseAverage(TM) were lowered from 8.4% to 7.7%.  The American Association 
of Clinical Endocrinologists, which publishes "Endocrine Practice," advocates 
a Hemoglobin A1c level of 7 percent or less, and ideally within the normal 
range of 4 to 6 percent.

Insulin pump therapy helps the patient:  

*  Improve glycemic control particularly during and after meals  

*  Lower his/her total daily dose of insulin  

*  Maintain weight control

 AACE is a professional medical organization with over 3,400 members in the 
United States and 50 other countries.  Founded in 1991, AACE is dedicated to 
the optimal care of patients with endocrine problems.  AACE initiatives 
inform the public about endocrine diseases.  AACE also conducts continuing 
education programs for clinical endocrinologists, physicians whose advanced, 
specialized training enables them to be experts in the care of endocrine 
disease, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, growth hormone deficiency, 
osteoporosis, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity.

For further information on AACE's medical guidelines on diabetes care and 
other endocrine disorders visit http://www.aace.com.

SOURCE  American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists  

CO:  American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

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