NICE recommends insulin pumps for young people only if injections impractical

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 29 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1067
  1. Paul Dinsdale
  1. 1London

    Insulin pump therapy should be used as a treatment for children younger than 12 with type 1 diabetes only if multiple daily injections are not practical or are considered inappropriate, recommends guidance published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

    In a technology appraisal that gives revised guidance on the use of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, NICE recommends that children who use insulin pump therapy should try multiple daily injections between the ages of 12 and 18.

    For adults and children older than 12 with diabetes it says that insulin pump therapy should be used as a possible treatment only …

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