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What is Insulin Pumpers?
History and official status of Insulin Pumpers, and how you may support its work
Insulin Pumpers was formed in September 1997 by Michael Robinton as a voluntary organisation providing a support forum on the internet for pump users. His daughter had recently started using a pump. It is now handled by a team of 50 volunteer writers, web developers, mail administrators, chat organizers and medical advisory board members.
Insulin Pumpers runs 3 websites (www.insulin-pumpers.org, www.insulin-pumpers.ca and www.insulin-pumpers.org.uk) with extensive information for the US, Canada and the UK, and 6 discussion groups in 3 languages, with over 5000 members from around the world. In January 1999 Insulin Pumpers established itself as a charity. It has no affinity with any one pump company. Funding for the organisation comes from voluntary contributions from members, and from companies. A list of donors is available on our donors page.
There are 3 ways you can help Insulin Pumpers:
You can make a financial donation, however small or large, to help cover our running costs. The donation can be anonymous or in memory of a loved one. If you pay UK tax, and give via the Charities Aid Foundation, we can claim back the tax you have paid on the money you give us, making extra money for Insulin Pumpers. More about giving on our donation page. Or you can send a cheque, payable to Insulin Pumpers, to the address below.
If you would like to write an article to be displayed on the Insulin Pumpers UK website, please contact John Neale. You do not have to be a webpage expert. Our own designers will create the page based on the text you provide.
- Executive Director:
- Michael Robinton
- Insulin Pumpers, 558 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035, USA
- +1 408 942 7300
- +1 408 942 7321
Insulin Pumpers is organized under California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and is a tax exempt publicly supported organization as described under Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the US Internal Revenue Code. It's mission is to provide charitable and educational services and information to people with diabetes, their families, health care professionals and the public. Insulin Pumpers qualifies for the maximum contribution deduction allowed under both California and United States revenue codes. Insulin Pumpers federal tax ID number is 77-0496722. IRS DLN: 17053310019008 dated 4 Jan 1999.
Created: January 2001; Last updated: Monday 19 June 2006
On 18 Jun 2006 Sheila Allen wrote:
I have found the ip website extremely helpful - I've only just been told about it. Even tho' I've been a diabetic for 43 years and consider myself pretty well informed, the site is beyond doubt the best source of information I've come across. Keep up the good work!
On 15 July 2001 Dr. Marcelo Diazdevaldes, MD wrote:
Dear Michael Robinton:
Congratulations for your health organization. I'm diabetic since 8 years old and I wear a pump since 1982 (19 years).
I liked very much your website because I'm a medical doctor and I work with diabetics. I'm sure that your website will help many people with diabetes.