Case Reports

Acta diabetologia latina

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 75-78

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‘Do-it-yourself’ insulin pump. Case report

  • Daniela BruttomessoAffiliated withCattedra di Malattie del Ricambio, Università degli Studi di Padova
  • , Giovanna LisatoAffiliated withCattedra di Malattie del Ricambio, Università degli Studi di Padova
  • , Stefano Del PratoAffiliated withCattedra di Malattie del Ricambio, Università degli Studi di Padova
  • , Antonio TiengoAffiliated withCattedra di Malattie del Ricambio, Università degli Studi di Padova

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Summary

We report the case of a highly motivated diabetic patient who designed and developed an insulin injector for himself. During 4 years of use of this injector, a strict control was achieved and the frequency of hypoglycemic episodes was reduced. During this period there was no evidence of progression of diabetic complications.

Key-words

Diabetic complications Home-made insulin injector Metabolic control Type I diabetes