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