Acta diabetologia latina

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 75–78

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

  • Daniela Bruttomesso
  • Giovanna Lisato
  • Stefano Del Prato
  • Antonio Tiengo
Case Reports

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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniela Bruttomesso
    • 1
  • Giovanna Lisato
    • 1
  • Stefano Del Prato
    • 1
  • Antonio Tiengo
    • 1
  1. 1.Cattedra di Malattie del RicambioUniversità degli Studi di PadovaPadovaItaly

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