The incidence of bacterial colonization and risk of infection associated with the use of continuous insulin infusion pump (CIIP) was examined in 11 pregnant diabetic patients. All patients received instruction on specific aspects of CIIP and needle insertion technique according to the protocol used in our institution. A total of 220 cultures was performed on the subcutaneous needle and connective tubing. There was no clinical evidence of infection. In conclusion, the risk of infectious cutaneous complications in the pregnant diabetic patient using CIIP is not increased over the nonpregnant diabetic population.
Needle and Catheter Colonization in Pregnant Diabetic Patients Using the Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Pump
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Manuel E Rivera-Alsina, Shelly Willis; Needle and Catheter Colonization in Pregnant Diabetic Patients Using the Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Pump. Diabetes Care 1 January 1984; 7 (1): 75–76. https://doi.org/10.2337/diacare.7.1.75
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