The Benefits of Insulin Pumps for Diabetic Kids

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To pump or not to pump? That is a question many parents of kids with type 1 diabetes face. But this debate may have just gotten a whole lot easier.

A new study found that insulin pump use among children and teens with type 1 diabetes may have contributed to overall improvements in blood sugar control in recent years.

“As science and technology move closer to a mechanical solution to the problems of managing children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, it will be even more important to ensure that our pediatric patients have access to such treatment advancements,” wrote lead study author Jennifer L. Sherr, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine, and colleagues.

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