According to a study, children and young adults with type 1 diabetes may do better with a continuous insulin pump than a regimen that consists of a long-acting insulin and insulin shots to cover mealtime sugars.
Both the insulin pump and Lantus, a long-acting insulin, are major advances for people with diabetes. Both offer a way to keep blood sugar low throughout the day, although after meals and large snacks, patients on both regimens often require additional insulin.
"We observed a considerably greater improvement in HbA1C levels with continuous insulin infusion than with (Lantus)," researchers were quoted by WebMD as saying.
"It should be noted, however, that no single approach to treatment is ideal for every patient," they added.