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This graph shows the age distribution at the time of diagnosis for members of the Insulin Pumpers® mail list.

Most, but not all pumpers are type 1.
Last updated Saturday, 30-Aug-2014 01:15:07 PDT

Age at Diagnosis

 
This graph shows the Carb/Insulin Ratio distribution for members of the Insulin Pumpers® mail list.

Last updated Saturday, 30-Aug-2014 01:15:08 PDT

Carb/Insulin Ratio


 
The plots below show the difference in hbA1c before and after using an insulin pump. The data is from the members of the Insulin Pumpers® mail lists.
Last updated Saturday, 30-Aug-2014 00:45:05 PDT
BEST hbA1c's before the pump BEST hbA1c's using the pump
WORST hbA1c's before the pump WORST hbA1c's using the pump
LAST hbA1c's before the pump LAST hbA1c's using the pump
 

Bar Graph data were updated Saturday, 30-Aug-2014 01:35:12 PDT
and represent only current members of the Insulin Pumpers mail list.
List Membership Composition
May be more than 100% if a member is in more than one category.
3970 or 95% of represented forum members use an insulin pump
Person with diabetes 86%
Parents/caretakers of person with diabetes 10%
Medical Professionals 5%
Close friend/family member has diabetes 7%
Other published data indicates that more women than men surf the net.
The membership gender distribution may be skewed due to this phenomenum.
Male Pumpers 41%
Female Pumpers 59%
Type 1 95%
Type 2 5%
Pumps currently used by Pump Users
Annual cost = $1,500 ea. -- $32,760,000 for our 21840 pump families
(4 year amortization)
AccuChek Spirit 1%
Animas R-1000 1%
Animas IR1000 1%
Animas IR1200 5%
Animas IR1250 6%
Animas IR2020 4%
Animas Ping 3%
Disetronic DTRON 1%
Disetronic DTRONplus 1%
Disetronic HTRON v100 1%
Disetronic HTRONplus v100 3%
Insulet OmniPod 2%
MiniMed 506 1%
MiniMed 507 3%
MiniMed 507C 4%
MiniMed 508 13%
Medtronic Paradigm (511) 7%
Medtronic 512 3%
Medtronic 712 3%
Medtronic 515 4%
Medtronic 715 5%
Medtronic 522 6%
Medtronic 722 8%
Medtronic Revel/523 1%
Roche Spirit 1%
Smiths Medical - Cozmo 12%
Favorite pump colors
Charcoal 37%
Grey 12%
Green 4%
Clear 10%
Purple 9%
Blue 25%
White 2%
Pink 1%
Pumps previously used by Pump Users
Animas IR1000 4%
Animas IR1200 3%
Animas IR1250 2%
Animas IR2020 1%
Disetronic Dahedi 25 3%
Disetronic HTRON v100 6%
Disetronic HTRONplus v100 5%
MiniMed 504 9%
MiniMed 506 8%
MiniMed 507 10%
MiniMed 508 1%
Medtronic Paradigm (511) 7%
Medtronic 512 2%
Medtronic 712 2%
Medtronic 515 1%
Medtronic 715 3%
Medtronic 522 2%
OmniPod 4%
Number of Basal Rates used
Just 1 9%
     2 12%
     3 18%
     4 22%
     5 15%
     6 10%
     7 4%
     8 6%
     9 2%
    10 or more 2%
Infusion Sets currently used by Pump Users
Please e-mail Editor@insulin-pumpers.org if your Infusion Set is not in this list.
May be more than 100% since some pumpers use more than one type of set.
Bent Needle 1%
Roche/Disetronic FlexLink 3%
Contact / Rapids / Sure-T 3%
Roche/Disetronic Ultraflex 3%
Comfort / Tender / Silhouette 34%
MiniMed SofSet 17%
MiniMed QuickSet, SimpleChoice Quick 28%
MiniMed Micro 2%
SimpleChoice Easy 1%
Unomedical Inset 30 1%
Unomedical Inset 11%
Unomedical Mio 1%
Smiths Medical Cleo 3%
Medtronic Mio 1%
Tubing Length preferred by Pump Users
Long, appx. 43"/110cm 42%
Medium, appx. 31"/80cm 12%
Short, appx. 24"/61cm 46%
Average frequency of infusion set change 3.34 days
Annual cost = $1,639 ea. -- $35,800,598 for our 21840 pump families n=836
Every 2 days 8%
Every 3 days 48%
Twice a week 27%
Every 4 days 10%
Every 5 days 5%
Every 6 days 1%
Weekly 1%
Average Daily Insulin Use is 42 units for 787 pumpers
Average Daily Insulin for Type 2's is 71 units
Annual cost = $1,379 ea. -- $30,132,648 for our 21840 pump families
(Add 25% for insulin used for priming and in disgarded reservoirs)
10 units per day 5%
20 units per day 16%
30 units per day 29%
40 units per day 21%
50 units per day 13%
60 units per day 8%
70 units per day 4%
80 units per day 2%
90 units per day 2%
Type of Insulin used in pumps
Apidra® 4%
Humalog® 54%
Novolog®/NovoRapid® 40%
Velosulin® 1%
regular insulin 2%
Pumpers mixing Humalog® and a regular insulin
baseline November 2001
pumpers that DO NOT mix 94%
pumpers that MIX Humalog® and V or R 6%
Pumpers mixing Humalog® and a regular insulin
pumpers that DO NOT mix 99%
pumpers that MIX Humalog® and V or R 1%
Of mixers, ratios of MIX used
(5/1) five parts Humalog® / one part V or R 50%
(4/1) four parts Humalog® / one part V or R 13%
(3/1) three parts Humalog® / one part V or R 13%
(1/1) 50:50 mix of Humalog® and V or R 13%
some other mix 13%
Pumpers test their blood sugar 7.3 times per day
Annual cost = $1,736 ea. -- $37,927,068 for our 21840 pump families
Twice a day 1%
Three times a day 3%
Four times a day 8%
Five times a day 10%
Six times a day 19%
Seven times a day 13%
Eight times a day 20%
Nine times a day 5%
Ten times a day 13%
Eleven times a day 1%
Twelve times a day 5%
Thirteen times a day 1%
15 or more times daily 1%
Glucose Meters in use by list members
Please e-mail Editor@insulin-pumpers.org if your Glucose Meter is not in this list.
May be more than 100% since some members use more than one meter.
Accu-Chek Compact 1%
Accu-Chek Complete 4%
Advantage 4%
BD Logic 2%
Bayer Ascensia Breeze 2%
Bayer Dex 2%
Cozmonitor 3%
Glucometer Elite 2%
Instant 2%
Lifescan FastTake 2%
Lifescan One Touch Profile 3%
Lifescan One Touch 34%
MediSense Precision QID 1%
MediSense Precision Xtra 1%
Paradigm Link 13%
Smiths Medical Cozmore 4%
TheraSense Freestyle 14%
ThereSense Flash 6%
Ultra Smart 11%
Ultra 26%
Month of Diagnosis    842 samples
Many times diagnosis is preciptated by an illness, since routine illness occurs
more frequently in colder months we would expect this to be indicated in the data
January 15%
February 9%
March 9%
April 8%
May 7%
June 9%
July 7%
August 7%
September 8%
October 7%
November 7%
December 6%
Month of Pump Start    840 samples
January 18%
February 7%
March 8%
April 8%
May 8%
June 8%
July 7%
August 6%
September 8%
October 7%
November 7%
December 8%

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