Kids with harder to manage diabetes improve the most from insulin pumps

Kids with harder to manage diabetes improve the most from insulin pumps

Kids with the highest blood-sugar levels experienced the most improvement after starting insulin pump treatment, according to new research from BC Children’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia (UBC). The study, published in print today in Pediatric Diabetes, suggests insulin pump therapy should be considered for children with higher blood sugar levels to help avert some of the lifelong complications of diabetes. 

“Guidelines for insulin pump therapy differ across Canada, but many suggest that, to be eligible, a child’s average blood sugar level should be below a certain threshold,” said Dr. Brenden Hursh, pediatric endocrinologist and investigator at BC Children’s, Clinical Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Pediatrics and the study’s lead author.

Link to the full article: BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute website.