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Insulin pumps are still debatable for type 1 diabetes

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 06 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:46
  1. J Hans DeVries, endocrinologist (,
  2. Robert J Heine, professor of diabetology
  1. VU Medical Centre, Diabetes Centre, PO Box 7057, 1007 MB, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    EDITOR—We have three comments about Pickup et al's meta-analysis comparing insulin infusion with injection, which may cast a different light on their main conclusion.1

    Firstly, the results of the largest study in the meta-analysis, the so called Dusseldorf study, needs careful interpretation. The authors have estimated this study to show a positive result for continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, with an advantage in percentage of glycated haemoglobin of 0.68%. This figure will be an estimation made from a …

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