The device consists principally of three parts :
- data acquisition and processing module
- the pump itself
- needle inserted under the skin
In practice this device turned out to be costly, cumbersome and potentially
dangerous. It needed close supervision on the side of the patient and
The danger connected with insulin pump could be faulty mechanism could administer too large dose of insulin thus producing an attack of hypoglycemia in the patient.
It could not be used in larger groups of diabetics therefore it was practically abandoned in favour of intensive insulinotherapy.