The last decade, with the introduction and increasing technical sophistication of portable insulin-infusion pump systems, has seen insulin-infusion therapy introduced, gain limited popularity as a treatment option, and, in many countries, fall from favor with the move to multiple injection regimens and pen injection devices. The time is right for an appraisal of the true role of insulin-pump treatment, synthesizing the many anecdotal reports and few controlled studies into useful guidelines for the safe and effective use of this demanding form of insulin delivery. Unfortunately, this book fails to meet the requirement for a critical and analytical review, and its usefulness is thus severely limited.

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