Insulin pump no better than injections in kids

New, expensive interventions should be rigorously tested before being introduced, says researcher

Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion provides no benefit over multiple daily injection regimens in children and young people newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, UK researchers report.

Insulin pump

Although insulin pumps have been widely adopted, there is little evidence of their superiority compared with daily injections.

In this study, the authors compared outcomes after a year of treatment among 294 children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and randomised to either a pump or multiple injections.

At 12 months, the