Chairperson: Dr.Bhagyanathan PV,(MIMS, Calicut) introduced Jothydev.
Dr.Jothydev spoke on "Insulin Pumps and Inhalers"
Organised by CFD.Dr.Abdul Majeed(Presient), Dr.Chandini, Dr.Vijayagopalan(Secretary, CFD) etc., More than 120 doctors registered for the one day Insulin CME program. Faculty from Calicut, Kochi,Trichur etc., spoke on various topics.
One question: Do we have any recurrent expenses for the real time pump?
Answer by Jothydev: Yes: The cost of the sensor needles will be an extra cost.The minilink transmitter will transmit data wirelessly to the pump and display sugar values every 5 minutes.The sensor needle may last for upto one
week, however it is ideally changed once in 3 days.Once the subject gets used to the preprogrammed basal rates, then the sensor need to be used infrequently.