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A list of insulin pump support groups and organisations in the UK
Insulin Pumpers UK is aware of the following groups that meet from time to time. For more information, please contact the person listed:
- National groups
- Local groups
A national advocacy group helping people to access pump therapy via the NHS.
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.inputdiabetes.org.uk
- Tel: 0800 228 9977
INPUT also organises and attends exhibitions and events, see the INPUT website for details.
Aim of Pump Management for professionals (PUMP): to provide education, support and to facilitate the use of pump therapy in the UK.
- Administrator: Joan Everett, Royal Bournemouth Hospital.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.insulin-pump.info
- Tel: 01202 704888
- Fax: 01202 704759
- Or: Sandra Dudley
- Email: email@example.com
- Tel: 01423 555346
- To arrange bi-annual PUMP forum meetings
- To provide education about all aspects of pump therapy for multidisciplinary team members
- To support Forum members and others embarking on insulin pump therapy
- To establish and maintain a national register of insulin pump users in the UK
- To promote research and audit of insulin pump therapy in the UK
See article New insulin pump forum launched in UK in Sep 2000 edition of Practical Diabetes International.
Insulin Pumpers UK is an internet based group, running this information website and an email discussion group.
The London pump club meets quarterly in London to discuss pump issues in an informal setting (a wine bar). All are welcome, whether pumping or not. See the London Pump Club page for more details.
Created: June 2001; Last updated: Tuesday 21 November 2006
On 29 May 2002 Sophie Farran wrote:
I am new to the area of pumps but not new to diabetes. I have had Type 1 diabetes for 13 years now and have had terrible trouble trying to gain good control, to say the very least my efforts have been wasted!!! I now have the added complication of having seriouse arthritis and have difficulties with my 4 (often more) injections a day. I am now considering approaching my team at Wrexham hospital to ask about the possibility of being placed on a pump, as it seems that it would solve many of my problems. I am also hoping to go to University in September and do not want to have continuing problems as well as hard core study to contend with. Any advice, comments and stories of success and failure would be appreciated greatly! Many thanks for this fantstic and informative site.