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Criteria for pump

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Fayesiec_, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Fayesiec_

    Fayesiec_ Type 1 · Member

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    I keep asking my team to at least try me on the pump and it’s no no no.
    Why I ask? Is there a specific criteria? Is it costs? Is it me?
    I have just started my return to practice course- back to nursing. Been out of it for 10yrs. I believe the pump will help frankly!!
    Am I missing something? Any thoughts would be gratefully appreciated. (I’ve had Type 1 for 13mths btw).
  2. dancer

    dancer Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Obviously cost is a reason for most decisions but if you don't meet the NICE guidelines, they won't consider the pump. Have you checked the guidelines?
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  3. Books1

    Books1 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Have a look at this website http://www.inputdiabetes.org.uk
    Gives guidelines and lots of other useful info.

    I found there were quite a lot of hoops to jump through before finally getting a pump earlier this month including: dafne course (carb counting) & changing my basal insulin. Was also told 'no' by junior doctor altho nurse had said 'yes but I just kept asking and my new consultant (same hospital) finally said ok, funding came through 2 days before Christmas so it can happen.
    Good luck and do as much research as you can to prove you really really want it.
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  4. ruby_jane26

    ruby_jane26 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Have you had any luck yet?
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