Practical experience with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy in a pediatric diabetes clinic.
Michele A O'Connell, Fergus J Cameron
J Diabetes Sci Technol | Published : 2008
Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy (CSII) is an increasingly popular form of intensive insulin administration in pediatric patients. The use of CSII commenced at our large tertiary referral diabetes clinic as recently as 2002. In the intervening years, demand and enthusiasm from both patients and physicians alike have resulted in a steady ongoing increase in CSII use at our clinic. We currently have >200 active patients using insulin pump therapy. This article reviews our experience with CSII and outlines our current multidisciplinary approach to optimizing glycemic control and outcomes in this patient group.