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RMJ. 2016; 41(4): 519-521

V-Go: The new frontier in management of diabetes

Haider Ghazanfar, Syed Wajih Rizvi, Rabia Qazi.

Over the course of 34 years the number of patients with diabetes has mushroomed from 108 million in 1980 to 422 in 2014.1 HbA1C of less than 7% has been recommended by the American Diabetes Association.2 Peer pressure can have a significant impact on one’s life. A lot of patients with diabetes feel embarrassed when using insulin injection in a public gathering.3 Fear of injection, self-injecting, hypoglycemia, travel restrictions, impact on meal flexibility and impact on the job are some of the other reasons why patients avoid insulin therapy despite having high self-motivation and community support.

Key words: Diabetes mellitus, insulin pump, compliance

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