Use of an artificial endocrine pancreas in diabetic pregnancy.Horm Metab Res Suppl. 1979HM
Insulin demand of 12 pregnant diabetics has been investigated with an artificial endocrine pancreas. A rise in insulin requirement during pregnancy which can be attributed to the effort of reaching normoglycemia and to the effect of contrainsular hormones has also been observed by this objective method. Assessment of basal insulin demand during the night might be helpful in optimizing conventional therapy by using long-acting insulins for supplementing basal insulin need. According to our results, pregnancy complicated by diabetes can be foreseen as one of the main applications of a glucose-controlled insulin infusion system.