Type 1 diabetic patients with poor glycemic control experience some improvement
in hemoglobin A1c by using the insulin pump. There is also a reduction in the total
insulin required per day. There is no difference in the episodes of hypoglycemia or
diabetic ketoacidosis. However, patients must be willing to learn how to use the pump, be
able to pay for the pump and determine if the insulin pump is better for their lifestyle.