Use of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in patients with cystic fibrosis related diabetes: Three case reports

Nicoletta Sulli, Serenella Bertasi, Sabina Zullo, Blegina Shashaj

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Abstract

We used insulin pump therapy in three patients (two males and one female; age 5.5, 21 and 28.2 years, respectively) with CFRD and we reported the experience of 2 years of follow-up. In all the patients during the CSII treatment, the annual mean level of HbA1c reduced and the annual mean level of BMI increased, respected, the year before starting the CSII (in MDI treatment with 4 injections/day). The insulin requirements decreased during the CSII treatment and respected MDI treatment. During the CSII treatment, none of the patients exhibited episodes of DKA or severe hypoglycaemia. Only two episodes of lipohypertrophy and a slight local cutaneous inflammation were reported. Conclusions: The use of CSII in our patients with CFRD improves the metabolic control of diabetes and the nutritional status with no concomitant problems related to this treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-240
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cystic Fibrosis
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2007

Keywords

  • CFRD
  • Children
  • CSII
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Insulin treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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