IMA conducted a mega equipments exhibition cum CME programme for the doctors and the public at Sreemoolam Club, Trivandrum. Dr Jothydev was invited by Dr Ayyappan Nair (The famous Orthopedic Surgeon) the organizing secretary at IMA-PEPS MEDI EXPO 2006 to deliver lectures on the insulin pump. Other dignitaries include Dr Seethi, Dr Alex Franklin etc…
On Sunday morning the CME programme was chaired Dr.Kathirviel (Retired Professor of Medicine) . Dr Jothydev spoke on insulin pumps and CGMS. There was a very active participation from among the doctors during the discussion after the talk.
One question and answer
Qn: After starting the pump can a patient discontinue it in between?
Jothydev: Sure. External insulin pumps are not permanent devices fitted on to the body. If due to any reason patient cannot use if for a few days they can be back to their ordinary insulin shots. However, tight control of blood sugar may be lost during this period.
Minimed Medtronic also had a store at the exhibition hall, where all devices were displayed.