Infusion protects T1DM patients from nerve damage

Patients with type 1 diabetes appear to be protected from nerve damage if they use an insulin pump, according to a study by Australian doctors.

The researchers demonstrated that patients on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) have much better nerve function than those who use insulin injections.

“The pump group had very close to normal values,” says study leader Associate Professor Arun Krishnan of the Prince of Wales Clinical School at the University of New South Wales.