Change in the usage of pump features predicts improvement of glycemic control [report]

Dominic Ehrmann, Norbert Hermanns, Melanie Schipfer, Bernhard Lippmann-Grob, Thomas Haak, Bernhard Kulzer
2018
Insulin pumps offer a wide range of technical features designed to help patients with achieving optimal glycemic control. However, many patients do not achieve better glycemic control despite CSII therapy. In this study, we analyzed whether a change in using pump features was associated with an improvement in glycemic control. 197 patients with CSII treatment were analyzed at baseline and 12-weeks later (age 42.2 ± 14.3 yrs.; 59% female; diabetes duration 22.2 ± 11.9 yrs.; duration of CSII 9.4
more » ... ration of CSII 9.4 ± 7.3 yrs.; baseline A1c 8.3 ± 0.9%). Change in using pump features (see table) were the independent variables of interest in a linear regression analysis on the difference in HbA1c (follow-up -baseline). The analysis was controlled for demographic (age, gender, BMI, education) and medical variables (diabetes duration, duration of CSII, use of CGM/FGM, complications, SMBG).
doi:10.20378/irbo-52413 fatcat:yq2nkepjbrhadchtwd6qqkzita