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Slovenska pediatrija 2011; 18: 13-19


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OVERVIEW OF THE USE OF THE INSULIN PUMP AND CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORING IN CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH DIABETES

P. Kotnik
Klinični oddelek za endokrinologijo, diabetes in presnovne bolezni, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

N. Bratina
Klinični oddelek za endokrinologijo, diabetes in presnovne bolezni, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

T. Battelino
Klinični oddelek za endokrinologijo, diabetes in presnovne bolezni, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Abstract

Type 1 diabetes is considered an important chronic disease in the paediatric population due to its increasing incidence and the development of severe diabetes-related chronic complications associated with suboptimal long-term metabolic control. The use of insulin pumps has significantly improved glycaemic control with a concomitant improvement in quality of life. The recent introduction of continuous glucose monitoring into routine diabetes management has brought an additional clinical benefit and is becoming a standard of care. The successful use of diabetes-related technology is decisively linked to structured education of individuals with diabetes, their families and school personnel, as well as with efficient organization of diabetes-related healthcare and good cooperation with paediatricians at the primary and secondary level.

Key words: type 1 diabetes, insulin pump, continuous glucose monitoring.


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