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Re: [IPk] availabilty of pumps

>You have probably been asked this a hundred times, but why are pumps so
>unpopular here compared to America or Oz etc?  Is it because of the good old

Britain was one of the first countries to try pumps in the late 1970s,
early 1980s. The trials were not successful and the idea was dumped. It
wasn't helped by one guy - an alcoholic - dying of DKA. An enquiry
concluded that had he been on injections he wouldn't have died. But that's
another story...

Fast-forward to today. Much better equipment and much tighter rules about
who gets one. And much more expensive than plain old injections - at least
in up-front costs. But higher quality of life for many. The cost is one
reason many clinics don't provide pumps. But increasingly there are
pump-specialist clinics popping up around the country. Find your nearest
pump clinic, and get referred there. That's my advice :-)


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