Tag Archives: Pumps

NICE guidance and quality standards

Here is a list of the various types of guidance produced by NICE relating to diabetes technology. The type 1 technology guides written by INPUT, Diabetes UK and JDRF provide a summary of all the guidance along with their criteria. … Continue reading

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NICE and diabetes technology funding

About NICE The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. NICE was originally set up in 1999 as the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, a special health authority, … Continue reading

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Sensor-augmented pump therapy

In people without diabetes, pancreatic islet cells detect glucose in the blood, and release insulin or glycogen to keep the glucose level in a safe range. All people with type 1 diabetes use a treatment ‘loop’ to mimic this function … Continue reading

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Insurance

Pump / CGM insurance We are often contacted by people who have been told by their clinic to insure their insulin pump. Most people have their pump added on to their contents insurance as a “specified item” for all risks. … Continue reading

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Using out-of-warranty insulin pumps

This position statement is a cohesive document that is NOT to be quoted in part or excerpted. If you are from a CCG or Hospital Trust and wish to discuss it, please contact INPUT.  It is crafted with the intention of … Continue reading

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Clare’s story

As another issue of Balance lands on my doorstep I thumb through and start reading all the articles which interest me. Ah, something on pumps. NO WAY! I don’t even bother to look at it, let alone read it. Flick … Continue reading

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Celine’s story

I have been T1 for 19 years. I thought I would never want a pump. I could not see how it would be more beneficial to the pen which I could discretely have in my bag and administer without too … Continue reading

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“I would NEVER want an insulin pump”

This page has personal stories of people who used to say “I would never want an insulin pump” but changed their minds. If you’d like us to publish your story, please click here. March 2017 – Amber Rose (@diabetes_geek) tweeted … Continue reading

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Making a case for choice

If you haven’t had a pump before, getting your first one can be a bit confusing, like choosing your first mobile phone. When you need your next pump, you may have stronger preferences based on the pump features you use … Continue reading

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Pump choice & user reviews

INPUT’s views on pump choice As a group of pump users and their families, INPUT firmly believes that the choice of pump should be made after discussions between the patient/carer and their diabetes care team. In our experience, the best … Continue reading

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