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Funding For Insulin Pump Therapy

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Lizzie_1, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Lizzie_1

    Lizzie_1 · Newbie

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    Hi

    My father is a type 1 diabetic and has been for almost 42 years. He has been sent an information pack about an Accu-Chek Insulin pump. Any advice would be most welcome as to how, why, where and cost and his GP doesn't seem to be very interested in telling him anything!!!

    Many thanks
     
  2. Katharine

    Katharine · Well-Known Member

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    Re: Nice Gidelines For Insulin Pump Therapy

    Most health board areas have very limited funding for pumps. Your dad could speak to the consultant diabetologist if he is interested.

    A site, "Insulin pumpers UK" has a lot more information about pumps.
     
  3. DiabeticSkater

    DiabeticSkater · Well-Known Member

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    Re: Nice Gidelines For Insulin Pump Therapy

    It a very difficult situation. Even if the NICE guidelines apply if the money isn't there its not going to happen with all the will in the world. Especially now that the global economy has fallen down.
     
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