[Diabetic control with a portable insulin infusion pump for 7 weeks (author's transl)].Med Klin. 1978 Dec 08; 73(49):1738-43.MK
A portable insulin infusion pump was used to achieve diabetic control over a period of 7 weeks in a juvenile onset-type diabetic. Insulin was infused at a basal rate and further doses could be triggered externally by the patient. Insulin requirement had been previously determined by means of an artifical beta-cell (Glucose Controlled Insulin Infusion System). This method of insulin administration resulted in a clear improvement in diabetic control. Some problems did arise in connection with materials from which the instrument and catheter were constructed. However, it was shown that a portable insulin pump can be used with out-clinic patients for a number of weeks and is also justified for at least certain cases.