Patient group of 161 children and adolescents between the ages of 4-21, with an average of four years , the researchers have shown that with proper training and follow-up for the vast majority of patients – more than 80 % of children in this study – insulin pump therapy provides a lasting and effective form of treatment. They also have several factors that patients at risk for failure in adapting to the use of pumps identified. – More than 130 patients were able to pump pump effectively, says senior author, Lori Laffel, Chief of Pediatric, teens and young adults the Joslin Section, an Investigator in the Genetics and Epidemiology Section and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
‘The fact that such a high %age of patients succeeded in that insulin pump therapy proves to be a viable method of treatment for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, ‘says the newspaper writer, Jamie Wood ,, Staff Physician and Research Associate at Joslin and instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, ‘Our task now is to overcome the barriers therapy therapy, so more patients can benefit from the advantages. ‘.The question is important, there is one,ne. Since earlier pubertal connected to specific health risks. Started the menstrual period at an earlier age, as, seems to be a a relatively higher risk for breast cancer have – Oestrogen potentially due to long exposure time to the hormone.