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  1. ‘Insulin pump therapy’ slashes death by heart attack risk for diabetics by half

‘Insulin pump therapy’ slashes death by heart attack risk for diabetics by half

For all the diabetics, it's time to start using insulin pump, as researchers claim that this therapy has 50 percent less risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than those who take insulin by injections.

By: | Updated: August 12, 2015 2:02 PM

For all the diabetics, it’s time to start using insulin pump, as researchers claim that this therapy has 50 percent less risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than those who take insulin by injections.

In the study, researchers monitored 18,168 Swedes with type 1 diabetes from 2005 to 2012. While 2,441 of the subjects used insulin pump therapy, the others relied on multiple daily injections.

According to the study, insulin pump users had a substantially lower risk of dying of cardiovascular disease than the daily injection group. The correlation was statistically certain.

Isabelle Steineck of the Sahlgrenska Academy said that one reason for the difference between the two therapies was that the insulin pump method was accompanied by more extensive patient training and more frequent blood glucose monitoring.

The researchers concluded that insulin pumps not only made life easier for patients, but represented a safe and effective treatment method.

The study is published in the journal BMJ.

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