TREATMENT OF A TYPE II DIABETIC BY A TOTALLY IMPLANTABLE INSULIN INFUSION DEVICE

Henry Buchwald, Richard L. Varco, William M. Rupp, Fay J. Goldenberg, Jose Barbosa, Thomas D. Rohde, Robert A. Schwartz, Thomas G. Rublein, Perry J. Blackshear

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Abstract

The feasibility of treating type II diabetes by continuous intravenous infusion of insulin delivered by a totally implanted pump was tested in a 54-year-old man. An acceptable degree of blood glucose control was maintained while the patient carried on with his normal daily activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1233-1235
Number of pages3
JournalThe Lancet
Volume317
Issue number8232
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 6 1981

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