Continuous Insulin Infusion Systems in Type 2 Diabetes

J Assoc Physicians India. 2011 Apr;59 Suppl:41-3.


There are various delivery devices available for insulin like syringes, pens, and insulin pumps. Syringes have drawbacks like dosage errors and pain. Insulin pumps can be useful to mimic the physiological insulin secretion. Though the insulin pumps are launched in India a decade ago, they are not popular due to high price and thus there is limited experience and queries with its use. Use of insulin pumps can improve the quality of life for diabetic patients. Available evidence from recent studies is a compelling indication and not to deny the never before discovered benefits of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) in selective patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Pumps with continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system helps as a therapeutic option enabling diabetic patients to restructure lifestyles based on glycemic patterns.

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Blood Glucose / metabolism
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / drug therapy*
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Hypoglycemic Agents / administration & dosage
  • Hypoglycemic Agents / therapeutic use
  • India
  • Infusions, Subcutaneous
  • Insulin / administration & dosage
  • Insulin / therapeutic use*
  • Insulin Infusion Systems* / history
  • Insulin Infusion Systems* / statistics & numerical data
  • Patient Selection
  • Quality of Life


  • Blood Glucose
  • Hypoglycemic Agents
  • Insulin