Double diabetes: possible but unpublished complication of insulin pump therapy


Cesur M., Cesur A.

JOURNAL OF DIABETES AND ITS COMPLICATIONS, cilt.22, sa.2, ss.147-149, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2006.10.002
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF DIABETES AND ITS COMPLICATIONS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.147-149

Özet

"Double diabetes," which refers to the coexistence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, is a newly coined term in the diabetic literature. Excessive weight gain and a family history of type 2 diabetes in a patient with type 1 diabetes are the possible major causes. We report a case of double diabetes in a 45-year-old patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus that developed after insulin pump therapy. Insulin pump therapy is a valuable method used in the management of type 1 diabetes mellitus that may provide life comfort. However, this comfort may result in excessive weight gain, which, when combined with a family history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, may predispose to double diabetes. Clinicians must consider this pattern during the use of insulin pump therapy in patients with type I diabetes. (C) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.