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Diabetes groups call for better regulation of insulin pumps

Regulatory agencies should adopt a more rigorous, standardised approach to assessing the safety of insulin pumps and require manufacturers to provide safety data during development and throughout clinical use, suggest leading diabetes organisations in new recommendations to reduce adverse events and deaths among patients undergoing insulin pump therapy.  
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about 6 years ago
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A sinister cause of shoulder pain, with numbness and weakness in the ipsilateral hand

A 41 year old patient with insulin dependent diabetes presented with a one month history of progressively worsening pain, numbness, and weakness of his right shoulder and arm. His history included peripheral vascular disease, chronic renal failure, and chronic pancreatitis. He was also a smoker with a 60 pack year history.  
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about 6 years ago
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Inhaled Insulin: Overcoming Past Obstacles With Advances in Understanding CME/CE

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, diabetologists, endocrinologists, pulmonologists, nurses, and pharmacists who manage patients with diabetes.  
medscape.org
about 6 years ago
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Oral Insulin May Thwart Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Kids

In the pilot Pre-POINT study, a high dose of oral insulin altered the immune response in children at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes; a vaccine could be 10 years away, the authors speculate.  
medscape.com
about 6 years ago
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Daily Insulin Ups Immune Response in Kids With T1D Risk

Findings could be an important step towards prevention of type 1 diabetes.  
medpagetoday.com
about 6 years ago
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Stepping Hill nurse Victorino Chua guilty of murdering patients - BBC News

A hospital nurse who used insulin to tamper with medical supplies is found guilty of murdering two patients and poisoning 20 others.  
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about 6 years ago
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Insulin pump therapy, multiple daily injections, and cardiovascular mortality in 18 168 people with type 1 diabetes: observational study

Objective To investigate the long term effects of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (insulin pump therapy) on cardiovascular diseases and mortality in people with type 1 diabetes.  
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about 6 years ago
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Insulin pump therapy, multiple daily injections, and cardiovascular mortality in 18 168 people with type 1 diabetes: observational study

Objective To investigate the long term effects of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (insulin pump therapy) on cardiovascular diseases and mortality in people with type 1 diabetes.  
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about 6 years ago