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Omnipod Pump

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by joanne75, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. joanne75

    joanne75 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    Im due to see my DSN tomorrow about being put on the waiting list for the pump, from what I have read I am assuming this pump is available on the NHS, but is it down to the individual trusts and what funding they have cause I really like the idea of not having the cannula because I am so clumsy but I just have a horrible feeling she will say its not available. Does anyone know??
    Thanks
     
  2. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    as you guessed, depends on your local trust....
     
  3. joanne75

    joanne75 · Well-Known Member

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    ahh great thank you thought as much ;)
     
  4. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    nothing is impossible I would say, so don't be afraid to ask for that pump....
     
  5. catapillar

    catapillar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's a bit more complicated than that.

    Pump funding comes from your CCG rather than from your trust, and they can fund any pump they want. But the pump is provided under the care of the diabetic clinic and the diabetic clinic might only support 1 or a limited number of pumps. If your diabetic clinic doesn't provide support for your chosen pump you can find out an alternative clinic in your area that does and get referred there.
     
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