publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Continuous intraperitoneal insulin infusion in the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus: Glycaemia and beyond

van Dijk, Peter R.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: [S.n.]
Abstract
Continuous intraperitoneal insulin infusion (CIPII) with an implantable pump is a last-resort treatment option for selected patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). As compared to the most commonly used forms of insulin administration -injections and an externally placed pump- which deliver insulin in the subcutaneous (SC) tissue, CIPII delivers the insulin in the intraperitoneal space. CIPII using an implantable pump is an unique treatment which has been available for more than 30 years and is nowadays used in very few patients around the world. In The Netherlands, the Isala hospital in Zwolle is the only center providing this treatment. Aim of this thesi...
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