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[IP] How much does your dentist know about pump therapy?

 <A HREF="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12198989&dopt=Abstract">Entrez-PubMed</A> 
Treatment of patients who have type 1 diabetes mellitus. Physiological 
misconceptions and infusion pump therapy.

Keene JR, Kaltman SI, Kaplan HM.

Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, 
Fla., USA. email @ redacted

BACKGROUND: This article reviews the unique physiology of patients who have 
type 1 diabetes mellitus (insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, or IDDM); 
allays some common physiological misconceptions; and updates dental 
practitioners on the emerging technology of insulin infusion pump therapy, 
now available to patients who have type 1 diabetes mellitus. DESCRIPTION: The 
authors review the physiology of stress and describe the dawn phenomenon. 
They also describe insulin infusion pump therapy, as well as its advantages 
and disadvantages, to familiarize dentists with new technologies in caring 
for patients who have diabetes. Emergencies that may present themselves as a 
result of these advances in biotechnology are discussed. CLINICAL 
IMPLICATIONS: Dental practitioners who treat patients who have IDDM need to 
have a solid foundation in the basic medical sciences and emerging biomedical 
technology as they each relate to diabetes. Practitioners must become 
familiar with infusion pump therapy, not only for cases of medical 
emergencies, but also to customize treatment for patients who have diabetes. 
Practitioners also need to remain up to date in the rapidly changing realm of 
caring for people who have diabetes.

PMID: 12198989 [PubMed - in process]    
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