Dr. Jordan Lipton discusses the changes in treatments for Type 1 diabetes over the years.
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Type 1 Treatments: Changes over the years. Jordan Lipton: The goal of Type 1 diabetes treatment is to replenish insulin, and which is in Type-1 diabetics it's a loss of insulin, not a resistance to insulin, but a loss of insulin destruction of Pancreases insulin producing cells. Right now, the most common therapies in the world, not necessarily in this country, but in the world is just injections of insulin several times of that. Over the past few years, I'm sure you've heard about the insulin pump, which has made diabetics lives a lot more flexible certainly, a lot more tolerable and certainly has improved control and there was a large trail several years ago, the DCCT trail the diabetics control and complication trails, which should beyond the shadow of doubt that aggressive control in blood sugar is will decrease complications as such in diabetics like blindness, cardiac disease, neuropathies and kidney disease. But unfortunately pump therapy, even though it's great is not optimal because there is -- you stop the wire pump, you still have to check your blood sugars several times a day to get optimal control and it doesn't completely eliminate or reverse complications.
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