Instructions to Insulin Pump Patients (opting for and existing)
Thank you for your interest in Insulin pump therapy. Jothydev's Diabetes and Research Centre is an internationally approved centre for pump therapy and is estimated to have the maximum number of patients on insulin pumps in South Asia.
Insulin pumps are the best devices presently available for insulin delivery. These time tested equipments offers tremendous improvement in the general well being, physical quality of life, intellectual function, sexual activity, memory etc etc.
Insulin pumps being an expensive equipment should NEVER be regarded as a treatment of choice for wealthy diabetes patients. Studies have shown that patients should be obedient and willing to follow the periodic instructions from the diabetes team with the help of a sincere caregiver at home. In the absence of the above said factors, insulin pump therapy will result in 100% failure.
Insulin pumps can be used in both T1 and T2 diabetes patients of any age group. We have hundreds of patients from all over the world: very young, children, adults and elderly on pumps.
Insulin pumps are the best for children with T1 diabetes. If they are below the age of 17 years, either the mother or father (or elderly sibling) should be taking care of their daily followup, monitoring and adjustments of dosages by daily discussions with our pump treatment team.
If the parents/care givers of the young kids are affordable, but do not have the time to take care of the kids, they should NOT go for Insulin pumps. For young kids with T1 diabetes, intense followup us essential for the first three months after Insulin pump deployment. If not, pump therapy will be a total failure.
Insulin pump deployment is a very easy process. However, followup is a Herculean task. Follow up not only includes change of acessories and insulin but also intense and continuous discussions with the treatment team and modifications of life style and dosages accordingly.(For at least 1% of wealthy subjects pump deployment is like buying an expensive book, not for reading but for keeping it in the library)
If you are having diabetes and is on insulin , pumps are the best, provided you have money and at least one responsible family member to help you round the clock. If not it is better to continue the exisitng regimen.
Our experiences on the use of pumps have been presented at several National and International diabetes meetings.(Chicago,San Francisco, Kolkatta, Bangalore, Chennai etc.,)
99% of type 1 and type 2 patients on regular follow up from our center (via telephone or internet) reports amazing changes in quality of life after 3 to 6 months. We have children as young as 6 years and elderly with multiple comorbid conditions like heart attacks, stroke etc., on pumps leading very active and quite normal life.
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