The Benefits of Insulin Pumps for Diabetic Kids

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Parents of kids with type 1 diabetes may now have an easier time with the debate surrounding the insulin pump. I'm Gabe Garza with your latest health news. A new study found that insulin pump use among children and teens with type 1 diabetes may have contributed to overall improvements in blood sugar control in recent years. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin pumps deliver the insulin the body needs 24 hours a day through a catheter placed under the skin. For children and teens without a pump, multiple daily injections of insulin remain the standard treatment for type 1 diabetes.

Researchers looked at 3 past studies on children with type 1 diabetes, with a total of nearly 55,000 patients. They found that insulin pump use was linked to better blood sugar control among children and teens with type 1 diabetes. Speak with your child's pediatrician about how best to control their blood sugar levels.

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