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International Journal of Clinical & Medical Images

ISSN: 2376-0249
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USE OF INSULIN PUMP FOR THE 1ST TIME IN A GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL JJ HOSPITAL, MUMBAI

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A 24 years old female, a second year management student was diagnosed to have Diabetes mellitus Type 1 in 2007, when she was just 18 years. She was started on daily insulin injections, which had to be injected subcutaneously two to three times a day. But real tragedy happened in her life in September 2013, when she got infected with pulmonary koch’s. She became breathless and started vomiting and was taken to a pvt. hospital, where she became unconscious and put on ventilator support. She was in coma for 5-6 days and on ventilator support in the isolation ICU struggling for life. After 6 days she became conscious, but was not able to maintain her respiration and was kept on ventilator support for 15 days. She remained in ICU for six weeks. Her blood sugar level was fluctuating. These episodes of hyperglycemia and hypoglycaemia continued throughout her illness for many weeks. She was then referred to J.J.Hospital She was observed for her illness and tried to manage on subcutaneous insulin and after few days her blood sugars were controlled Considering her last experiences and wide fluctuations in her sugar levels, decision was taken to implant an insulin pump to her.

 
 
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