Literature Review on Insulin Pumps

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Literature Review on Insulin Pumps
Introduction
A diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes can feel overwhelming. Managing diabetes is a lifelong continuum of educational information, blood glucose testing, exercise and healthy eating. The main goal of managing Type 1 diabetes is to control the blood glucose level in order to enhance the quality of life of patients by helping them live free of complications (“Insulin Pumps”, 2009).
The goal of glucose control is not a secret. What is a secret sometimes is how exactly to meet this goal. Achieving management of diabetes requires a day-to-day discipline of exercise, diet and glucose monitoring (“Insulin Pumps”, 2009; Rio
Liberatore
and
Damiani
, 2006).
An insulin pump can help those with Type 1 diabetes...
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Mutoni
, S.,
Cocco
, P.,
Aru
, G.,
Cucca
, F. and
Muntoni
, S.
(2000). Nutritional Factors and Worldwide Incidence of Childhood Type 1 Diabetes. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 71(6): 1525-1529. Retrieved November 13, 2009, from http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/full/71/6/1525
Obradovich
, J. H. and Woods, D. (1996). Users as Designers.
Human Factors, 38. Retrieved November 13, 2009, from http://www.questia.com/read/5000452206?title=Users%20as%20Designers%3a%20How%20People%20Cope%20with%20Poor%20HCI%20Design%20in%20Computer-Based%20Medical%20Devices
Insulin Pump Changes Diabetes Treatment. (2009). Yale School of
Medicine. Retrieved November 13, 2009, from http://www.yaletrials.org/clinicalTrials/insulin_pump.asp