Journal article

Behaviour and metabolic control in children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus on insulin pump therapy: 2-year follow-up

SJ Knight, EA Northam, FJ Cameron, GR Ambler

Diabetic Medicine | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2011


AIMS: This study investigated whether continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion is associated with sustained improvement in behaviour and metabolic control. METHODS: Children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (n = 27, 8-18 years old) who had been assessed previously prior to commencing continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, and 6-8 weeks later, were re-evaluated 2 years after commencing insulin pump therapy. Behaviour was reassessed using the Behavioral Assessment System for Children-2nd edition (BASC-2) and current HbA(1c) levels were recorded. RESULTS: Two years after commencing continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, parent-reported internalizing and externalizing symptoms were significan..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by a restricted research grant and provision of equipment from Medtronic Australasia. Medtronic had no involvement in study design, conduct, data analysis or preparation and submission of the manuscript. No form of payment was given to anyone to produce the manuscript.