Navigation Links
Impact of insulin pump under study
Date:11/4/2008

AUGUSTA, Ga. Using an insulin pump to manage diabetes is more convenient than managing the disease with daily insulin injections. That much, physicians already know.

But the pump's impact on the lives of diabetics and their primary caregivers is an important question that hasn't been answered yet, Medical College of Georgia researchers say.

"Insulin pump technology is touted to improve flexibility in patients' lives," says Dr. Max Stachura, director of the Medical College of Georgia Center for Telehealth. "Pumps get them away from multiple daily injections and a lot of the restrictions of diabetes. We want to know what the impact of that technology is on the patients and those around them."

With funding from the InHealth Institute for Technology, Dr. Stachura and an interdisciplinary MCG research team will measure that impact by studying over 300 diabetics and their caregivers over the next two years.

Other team members include Dr. Elena Astapova, associate director of the Center for Telehealth, Dr. Marlene Rosenkoetter, a professor of nursing and graduate studies, and David Brown, a physician assistant in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine.

"This is one of a new generation of studies that goes beyond asking the question of whether technology works to asking what the impact is on the person who uses it, " Dr. Stachura says.

In the first year of the study, Dr. Stachura and his research team will study 80 local people 40 diabetics (20 on a pump and 20 on insulin injections) and their caregivers asking them to answer questions about their quality of life, attitudes toward treatment and changes to their lifestyle.

The survey instruments, which use a model developed by Dr. Rosenkoetter, are designed to elicit information from patients and their significant caregiver or family member on how the insulin delivery syste
'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Hilliard
jhilliard@mcg.edu
706-721-8604
Medical College of Georgia
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Venables Election Watch Group Assesses Presidential Elections Impact on Multiple Industries
2. Neighborhood greenness has long term positive impact on kids health
3. LifeMasters Receives 2008 Vision Award for Business Impact
4. InHealth awards grants to study impact of medical diagnostics and devices on patients, health care
5. American Council on Exercise (ACE) Studies Impact of Boot Camp-Style Workouts
6. Family Income Impacts Childrens Health
7. Academic Medicine Means Business for Ohio: $37.2 Billion Economic Impact for the State
8. Whether combat or peacekeeping, PTSD impacts veterans well-being
9. China-Biotics, Inc. Sees No Impact on Its Business From Dairy Products Safety Concerns
10. 27 National Nursing Organizations Join Together to Commission a Study of the Impact of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses on Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Effectiveness
11. Iowa State study finds moms beliefs may impact their kids alcohol use
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Impact of insulin pump under study
(Date:10/22/2014)... Best Cheap Hosting USA is among the most ... recently announced that iPower ( http://www.best-cheap-hosting-usa.com/go/iPower/ ) is the ... the world. , “iPower is one of the most ... various kinds of useful products for new and old ... customer service and a number of features which will ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Mission Viejo, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... that Jay Cormier, Sr. Vice President of Sales, will ... at the upcoming Meetings Technology Expo on October 28, ... will also be hosting a booth as well as ... on how Lintelus Meeting can create a more engaging ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay ... only about half as likely as white women to become ... and the racial disparity persists even when donor eggs are ... patients became pregnant after IVF, compared to about 17 percent ... over two years to tease out the impact of race, ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... -- Measures taken by Firestone officials at the company,s ... limited the spread of the disease there and could ... Rubber Co. provides health services to about 80,000 employees, ... communities. Between Aug. 1 and Sept. 23, there ... 80,000 people. That incidence rate of 0.09 percent was ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... With a mere 19 days to November ... brief fundraising stop at the  Law Offices of ... a debate last night with his opponent Gov. Rick ... first seven minutes because Crist had an electric fan ... in one word: "weird." , Before touching on his ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Best Cheap Hosting USA Has Recently Announced The Best Cheap Web Hosting Companies In 2014 2Health News:Jay Cormier, Sr. Vice President of Sales for Lintelus, Speaks about Event Technology Integration at Meetings Technology Expo in NYC 2Health News:Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says 2Health News:Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says 3Health News:Tire Company Sets Standard for Ebola Care in Liberia: CDC 2Health News:At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law 2Health News:At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law 3
... 11 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) New ... office today showing support for MADD,s Campaign to ... )A key part of MADD,s ... pending in the New York State legislature that ...
... for cardiac rehab programs, , , MONDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) ... but slower walks are better for losing weight and improving ... found. , Frequent long, slow walks -- 45 minutes to ... six days a week -- were found to burn more ...
... That, are Not Tied to Management or ... (TSX, NYSE: BVF ) shareholders today are being ... special meeting of shareholders scheduled to be held on May ... of the World Bank and former CEO of OMERS as ...
... Older Americans, Nursing Home Residents and Stroke SurvivorsFORT ... largest family-owned and operated senior care provider reports ... of computer technology account for speedier recovery and ... research data demonstrate that 91 percent of CareOne,s ...
... May 11 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Jiangbo,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... operations in the People,s Republic,of China, today announced that ... Bulletin Board under the new ticker symbol "JGBO" as ... under the ticker symbol "GNPH" at the,end of May ...
... military veterans with ALS and the widow of a military veteran who ... the Tomb of the Unknowns during a ceremony sponsored by The ALS ... ... military veterans with ALS and the widow of a military veteran who ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:MADD Delivers Nearly 7,000 Petitions to Governor Paterson Urging Ignition Interlocks For All Convicted DWI Offenders 2Health News:Walk Long, Slow and Often to Help the Heart 2Health News:Walk Long, Slow and Often to Help the Heart 3Health News:Former Executive Director of the World Bank and CEO of OMERS Nominated as Directors for Biovail Corporation's Board of Directors 2Health News:Former Executive Director of the World Bank and CEO of OMERS Nominated as Directors for Biovail Corporation's Board of Directors 3Health News:Former Executive Director of the World Bank and CEO of OMERS Nominated as Directors for Biovail Corporation's Board of Directors 4Health News:State-of-the-Art Technology and Hotel-Like Environment Get CareOne's Rehab Patients Home Quicker 2Health News:State-of-the-Art Technology and Hotel-Like Environment Get CareOne's Rehab Patients Home Quicker 3Health News:Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Announces New Ticker (JGBO) and CUSIP 2Health News:Military Veterans Struck Down by Lou Gehrig's Disease Honored on Mother's Day by The ALS Association with Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014  Early symptoms of diabetic eye and ... new technology, coupled with yearly, comprehensive eye exams, ... detection of eye diseases, including those associated with ... left untreated, these diseases can potentially lead to ... Recently, optometric researchers have deployed a new tool ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... WESTMINSTER, Colo. , Oct. 22, 2014   ... class of infusion systems designed to maximize targeted delivery ... is pleased to announce that oncologist John R. ... Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and surgical oncologist Steven ... Center have joined the Company,s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).  ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... VIEW, Calif. , Oct. 22, 2014 ... a.m. EDTLOCATION: Online, complimentary registration available at: ... Team Leader Archana Vidyasekar and Visionary Innovation ... computers, WiFi-like wireless electricity, self-assembling materials, nanobots ... ten technologies which will transform our lives ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Technology Advancements Enhance Early Detection of Eye Diseases Associated with Diabetes 2Technology Advancements Enhance Early Detection of Eye Diseases Associated with Diabetes 3Surefire Medical's Scientific Advisory Board Expands, Broadens Clinical Trial Expertise 2Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 2Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 3Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 4
... committed to improving the health of its patients, workforce ... medical equipment to more eco-friendly alternatives that are free ... plastics that have been shown to harm human and ... purchase IV solution bags that are 100 percent PVC ...
... SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Mindray Medical ... developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide, today ... 2012 to be held between January 23 and 26 ... Health is the most important annual medical exhibition in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Kaiser Permanente Moves to Green Medical Supplies by Converting to Eco-Friendly IV Equipment 2Kaiser Permanente Moves to Green Medical Supplies by Converting to Eco-Friendly IV Equipment 3Mindray Medical to Exhibit at Arab Health 2012 in Dubai from January 23-26 2
Angulated, blunt tips....
Autoclavable reusable pencil for Aaron 800 & 1200 - comes with generator or 1/box....
... All Bovie LLETZ Loop ... wire for superior shape and ... They use a standard 3/32" ... loops are packaged in a ...
7 1/2" Handswitch Monopolar Forceps, Ins., Curved, Serrated...
Medicine Products: