Insuline Port: experience in a chilean state hospital

Arriaza, Marta

Keywords: iport


P207 Insulin port: experience in a chilean state hospital M. Arriaza1,2, A.M. Guerra1, M.D.P. González1, B. Rios1, M. Fuentes1 1Hospital Dr. Gustavo Fricke de Viña del Mar, Pediatric Service, Viña del Mar, Chile, 2Universidad Andrés Bello, Pediatrics, Viña del Mar, Chile Introduction: In some children insulin therapy through multiple daily injections (MDI) is a major limitation due to fear of needles. The insu- lin ports have been an important help in overcoming this limitation. In our public health system these devices are not guaranteed.Our center acquired insulin ports for those children under 6 years of age in transi- tion to CSII. Aim: To know the degree of satisfaction of the parents of type 1 dia- betic patients who use the I-port Advance device controlled in our pediatric service. Method: A satisfaction questionnaire was applied to 10 parents of children with type 1 diabetes users of iport advance at least for 3 months. The children were between 1 and 6 years old and con- trolled in the outpatient clinic of a state hospital. The study was done from September to November 2017.Results: An important proportion of parents were satisfied with theuse of the device (70%). One of the most important aspects was theperceived pain, it was mild or absent (90%), it was easy to use (70%)facilitating insulin administration compared to subcutaneous injec-tions. Another positive aspects was its small size and easy to handle(60%). The most appreciated characteristics were the feeling of thebetter control of diabetes 90% and the feeling of security with itsuse 100%.Conclusion: The insuline injection ports are a beneficial alternative topromote a better control in young children fearful of neddles, thusincreasing the parents and patient´s sense of well-being. Unfortu-nately these devices are expensive and not accessible to all who needit. Given these results we propose in our country, extend its routineuse to all children under 6 years and those older with fear of needles

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Fecha de publicación: 2019
Año de Inicio/Término: October 30–November 2, 2019
Página de inicio: 41
Página final: 231
Idioma: inglés