Other pump websites
Links to other useful sites about insulin pump therapy
- This Swiss manufacturer sells pumps worldwide. Their international website is www.disetronic.com, and their US website is www.disetronic-usa.com.
- www.minimed.com is the website of this leading US manufacturer of insulin infusion pumps.
- MiniMed UK
- Website of Medtronic UK, the parent company of MiniMed, a manufacturer of insulin pumps.
- Animas have recently entered the UK market, and their pumps are sold by DiagnosysMedical.
- The Deltec Cozmo insulin pump - now licensed for sale in the UK.
- Sooil has sold pumps in Korea for many years. They are expected to enter the UK market in the near future. More details at www.sooil.com.
General information about insulin pump therapy
- Pomp Fashion
- A source of decorative cases for the Medtronic-MiniMed Paradigm pumps.
- Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust on pump therapy
- An honest look at pump therapy in the UK. This page also looks at the use of animal insulins in pumps - rather than the latest rapid-acting insulins.
- I'm a cyborg, and I love it
- This great article about pump therapy was published recently at Salon.com. Also read Jeff Weintein's thoughts on diabetes at Salon.com.
- Insulin Pumpers homepage
- Insulin Pumpers is a sister website to Insulin Pumpers UK, aimed mainly for America. It contains more detailed information, which may be of interest.
- INPUT Group
- INPUT Group is a British charity providing help and advice to those thinking of using an insulin pump.
- How to apply the Tender/Silhouette/Comfort infusion set from Disetronic
- Pictures and instructions by Disetronic for the application of these sets. Young (small) or thin individuals probably do not want to apply at the recommended 30-45 degree angle. 15-30 degrees may be more appropriate.
- How to carb count from The Diabetes Mall
- A detailed discussion of carbohydrate counting including the 450 rule. This site uses US blood glucose units - mg/dL. Remember to divide by 20 to get the UK units - mmol/L.
- How to measure carb sensitivity from The Diabetes Mall
- How to measure your sensitivity to carbohydrate - that is, by how much 10g of carbohydrate will raise your blood glucose level. This site uses US blood glucose units - mg/dL. Remember to divide by 20 to get the UK units - mmol/L.
- How to deal with a high blood-sugar from The Diabetes Mall
- How to measure your sensitivity to insulin - that is, by how much 1 unit of fast-acting insulin will lower your blood glucose level. This site uses US blood glucose units - mg/dL. Remember to divide by 20 to get the UK units - mmol/L.
- Insulin pumps from Children with Diabetes
- A well written introduction to insulin pump therapy.
- Pump Wear Inc
- A company recently set up to sell fun insulin pump accessories for kids - colourful belts for holding your pump, T-shirts with safe pump pockets, and lots more. Take a look!
- The Pump Oz Project
- Packed with info promoting insulin pumps in Australia
- The Jewish Diabetes Association
- A look at diabetes - and insulin pump therapy - from within Jewish traditions
- Myriam's pumping story
- A young girl's story of starting on a pump in Quebec, Canada
We have a separate page listing good general diabetes websites.
Created: May 2000; Last updated: Tuesday 28 February 2006
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On 5 Sep 2004 Nigel Pippard wrote:
I am a Brit living in the USA, and the father of a 10 year old Type 1 diabetic. He is under the care of the Yale Juvenile Diabetes Center in New Haven, Connecticut, one of the leading centers in the USA. With years of pump experience with kids, they typically currenlty recommend only one pump type for kids: the Deltec Cozmo. In its latest version released this month, it includes an integrated blood glucose monitor. But the primary reason this pump is recommended is the ease of use for children plus its very sturdy and rugged design. My son was only recently diagnosed and our pump is in the mail, but we had a preliminary training sesssion and it is obviously going to be a life-changing device. The control and display interface is very easy to use, and certainly children of my son's age will easily be able to adjust the program as necessary (extra slice of cake, extra hour of soccer etc.). From my limited research, this pump is significantly better suited for kids, even though there are many other good pumps out there. I was just curious why the pump wasn't mentioned on your site. Might be worth checking out at http://www.delteccozmo.com/
On 5 Sep 2004 John Neale replied:
Thanks for your suggestion, Nigel! Note that the Deltec Cozmo pump is not yet licensed for sale in the UK.
On 30 Apr 2001 Michael Snow wrote:
I found this site very informative but I could do with a price list of the pumps.
On 1 May 2001 John Neale wrote:
Michael - Pump prices vary a lot in different countries, for a variety of reasons. We therefore encourage people to contact their local supplier directly to find out prices.