Insulin pump therapy in the very low birth weight infant.

@article{Ostertag1986InsulinPT,
  title={Insulin pump therapy in the very low birth weight infant.},
  author={S G Ostertag and Lois Jovanovic and Barry Lewis and Peter A. M Auld},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1986},
  volume={78 4},
  pages={625-30}
}
Ten critically ill, very low birth weight infants less than 30 weeks' gestation were treated with exogenous insulin administered through a continuous insulin infusion pump (Betatron II, Cardiac Pacemaker, Inc). Infants were hyperglycemic to dextrose infusions greater than 6 mg/kg/min. The blood glucose concentration became normal in all infants within two to four hours, with varying requirements for continued insulin treatment. Tolerance to intravenous dextrose increased from a mean of 7.4 mg… CONTINUE READING

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