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[The sensor-augmented insulin pump and its use in clinical practice]

KÁNTOR Irén

NOVEMBER 22, 2012

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2012;22(10-11)

[Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases. Technological advances provide increasingly refined tools for clinicians to manage type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), also known as insulin pump, allows for a sophisticated delivery of basal as well as bolus insulin. Continuous glucose monitoring helps patients and clinicians understand and manage changes in blood glucose trends and minute-to-minute blood glucose variablitiy. The sensor-augmented insulin pump was created by the merging of these devices, which has been a revolutionary step towards self-regulatory, closed-loop insulin delivery or the creation of an artificial pancreas.]

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