Insulin pumps linked with reduced retinopathy

Research suggests that the use of insulin pumps by children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes may be associated with a lower likelihood of developing diabetic retinopathy. The study’s authors say this could be due to “a decrease in glycaemic variability or an increase in time in range.”

They noted that clinicians should utilise diabetes technology, such as insulin pumps, for people with Type 1 diabetes – as well as the protective effect on diabetic retinopathy, the study also found that those using insulin pumps also had significantly fewer admissions for diabetic ketoacidosis than those who did not use the technology.

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