iPAG Scotland - Our Mission Statement

We aim to improve the lives of people with diabetes by increasing awareness throughout Scotland and the UK of the benefits of insulin pump therapy and new technology, and to actively campaign for equal access to quality assured NHS pump service provision for all those who would benefit from this treatment option.

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Think Like a Pancreas 2nd Edition - Gary Scheiner

Think Like a Pancreas 2nd Edition - Gary Scheiner

Completely revised and updated, this is the essential guide to managing day-to-day issues for diabetics who use insulin. Dozens of books offer advice on managing diabetes, but few focus specifically on the day-to-day issues facing those who use insulin. In this fully updated and revised second edition, Gary Scheiner, a...

10 Aug 2012

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Pumping Insulin, 5th Edition - John Walsh

Pumping Insulin, 5th Edition - John Walsh

Pumping Insulin, New - 5th Edition Everything You Need For Success With An Insulin Pump Pumping Insulin is a complete guide for achieving excellent control on a smart insulin pump. Pump users and health professionals will benefit from comprehensive, easy-to-use information, focused on the latest features in today's insulin pumps and CGMs. Get...

10 Aug 2012

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Cellnovo Specifications

Cellnovo Specifications

Cellnovo pump management system We get asked a lot of questions about the Cellnovo pump which is due out later this year.  It is unsure when it will be available in Scotland, and may not be available in all health board areas. Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions; The...

17 Jun 2012

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Scottish Government Official launch of pump targets -27th Febuary 2012

Scottish Government Official launch of pump targets -27th Febuary 2012

Scottish Government Official launch of pump targets -27th Febuary 2012 The government have committed to 909 adult pumps over 3 years, an increase of over 100 pumps per year. Why? Because the government have told health boards:  Reductions in hospital admissions: pumps are associated with improvements in glucose control which assists in the reduction...

26 Feb 2012

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Pumps per Health Board - Lastest figures from Scottish Diabetes Survey 2010

Pumps per Health Board - Lastest figures from Scottish Diabetes Survey 2010

  Scottish Diabetes Survey 2010 - Published 13th June 2010   Full survey HERE

13 Jun 2011

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First CGM-enabled, waterproof insulin pump system now approved in Europe

First CGM-enabled, waterproof insulin pump system now approved in Europe

Animas® Vibe™, the First Integrated Offering from Animas Corporation and Dexcom, Inc., Receives European CE Mark Approval Press release 2nd June 2011 WEST CHESTER, PA, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Animas Corporation announced today the receipt of CE Mark approval for Animas® Vibe™, the first and only continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)-enabled insulin pump system...

02 Jun 2011

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Around U an all round success

Around U an all round success

Scores of young people take part in events around the UK Young people with diabetes across the UK have enjoyed four action packed days out sponsored by Bayer Diabetes Care. During the summer holidays more than 160 young people with diabetes between the ages of six and 16 took part in Bayer’s Around...

07 Sep 2011

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Are things improving?

Are things improving?

March 2011 As last year’s pump statistics are reviewed on the eve of the release of the Scottish Diabetes Survey 2010 and maybe even a new government, political pressure, and pump awareness campaigns, insulin pumps have never before received the understanding they are now.  Health Boards up and down the country...

19 Mar 2011

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Data of 10 years CSII treatment in children with type 1 diabetes

Data of 10 years CSII treatment in children with type 1 diabetes

At the 4th International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes held in London, Febuary 2011 Dr Nataša Bratina gave a presentation on data of 10 years of CSII treatment in children with type 1 diabetes in Slovenia. She stated that starting CSII is a routine treatement plan.  Children attend University Children’s hospital in...

05 Mar 2011

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Access your health information - Now Live

Access your health information - Now Live

My Diabetes My Way's pilot project to see your health information is now live and are still looking for more patients to take part.  See here for more information.  They hope to improve what already seems like an excellent service even further around March making it more interactive. At present you...

15 Dec 2010

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JDRF Launch the One Campaign

JDRF Launch the One Campaign

We don't think people with type 1 diabetes are getting a fair deal so today we're launching the 1 Campaign to raise awareness of the condition. We want to make decision makers aware of the impact type 1 has on families to improve access to treatments and ultimately secure more money for research into...

18 Oct 2010

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Better control on a pump when used as first course of treatment

Better control on a pump when used as first course of treatment

A new study has found children who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes before the age of six have better blood glucose control and fewer hypos if they start on a pump rather than multiple daily injections. Researchers from the University Hospital of Reims in France studied 66 children who had been...

31 Aug 2010

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Patients Want Pumps

Patients Want Pumps

Patients want pumps, says new report People with diabetes in Scotland want better access to a medical technology that can greatly increase their health and quality of life. Insulin pumps: a new lease for life brings together the stories of people with diabetes who have often struggled to get access to...

06 Jul 2010

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Yorkhill Children's Hospital - Media Statement release

Yorkhill Children's Hospital - Media Statement release

Some of Yorkhill's services may be reduced or stopped due to the reduction of nursing staff - this includes the pump service, and home and school visits for newly diagnosed children.  Around  20 children currently use Insulin Pump Therapy at Yorkhill, while those children will continue with this treatment there will...

02 Aug 2010

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HbA1c Standardisation

An important blood test that is measured at least once a year in each of the UK's 2.5 million patients with diabetes is undergoing a major change. Because glucose levels can vary throughout the day, and from day-to-day a test called glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) has been used to give an indication of how high...

02 Aug 2010

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Response from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Response from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh to the Better Diabetes Care Consultation 22nd Aug 2009 SECTION 3.15 – PUMP THERAPY Issues to consider What further steps should be taken to increase the appropriate availability of insulin pumps? What support structures need to be in place to ensure...

22 Aug 2009

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CAN THE JOLLYBOYS MAKE IT TO NO.1 – UPDATE

17th Dec 2015 - Todays update from the JollyBoys

JollyBoysJollyBoys ft. Jagged Edge - Naughty Naughty 9 days of Naughty Naughtiness left to go folks, we are hoping to put out some information on Thursday night as we go into the last week of the charity effort. Our big push starts on Friday and runs through to next Thursday and every sale really will count so we will be asking for everyone to look down the side of the sofa to see if they can find that relative or friend they may have missed lol Let me just explain how crazy this is. We have been blown away by the friendship we have received from all around the world, total strangers are now friends of the Jollyboys and long may that continue. If everyone of the friends we now have who haven't yet bought the song went ahead and got it and then got a couple more people they know to get it, we have the numbers for Naughty Naughty to come up on the blind side and steal the UK number 1 completely off radar that would be so much fun to see everybody gawping and saying where the hell did they come from.

Remember this is two fold, main aim is to raise as much as we can to donate to Diabetes awareness projects worldwide, the higher we get in the uk charts the more discussion we promote about diabetes and if we steal number 1 this subject goes to the head of the class. So thanks for all your goodwill so far and here's to the next 9 days of fun The Jollyboys and Jagged Edge Have a look, you may just like it!
 
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Buy Naughty Naughty from Amazon or iTunes 

and please leave a review if you have a minute to spare!

All proceeds are going to diabetes

 

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For anyone thinking about a pump, watch this video to hear some real experiences. 

 

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Paradigms Revel All Colors

Insulin pump reduces mortality from cardiovascular disease by almost 50%

People with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pump therapy face almost 50% less risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than those who take insulin by multiple daily injections. The British Medical Journalhas published a study conducted at Sahlgrenska Academy.

Based on the National Diabetes Register, researchers monitored 18,168 Swedes with type 1 diabetes from 2005 to 2012. While 2,441 of the subjects used insulin pump therapy, the others relied on multiple daily injections.

Lower risk 

The study found that insulin pump users had a substantially lower risk of dying of cardiovascular disease than the daily injection group. The correlation was statistically certain.

"We carefully analyzed the findings to eliminate the risk of bias or confounding and concluded that the effect had been fully verified," says Isabelle Steineck, researcher at Sahlgrenska Academy.

More frequent monitoring 

The next step will be to identify the mechanisms that explain the extra benefits of insulin pump therapy. Dr. Steineck believes that one reason for the difference between the two therapies is that the insulin pump method is accompanied by more extensive patient training and more frequent blood glucose monitoring.

"There is a rationale for insulin pump treatment resulting in more stable blood glucose concentrations than multiple daily injections" she says. "Previous studies have shown that insulin pump can reduce the frequencies of severe hypoglycemic episodes. Severe hypoglycaemia can be a risk factor for cardiovascular events, particularly among high risk individuals."

"We evaluated the patients who used insulin pump therapy and do not know if the observed effect is attributable to continuous infusion of insulin or that some of the effect is attributable to intensified glucose monitoring, increased motivation to control blood glucose, or a better knowledge about having diabetes type 1" says Isabelle Steineck.

Safe and effective 

The researchers have concluded that insulin pumps not only make life easier for patients, but represent a safe and effective treatment method.

"This is good news for anyone with type 1 diabetes," says Soffia Gudbjörnsdottir, diabetologist and director of the Swedish National Diabetes Register. "But not everybody wants to use a pump, and the biggest priority is still to optimize blood glucose monitoring."

Approximately 20% of Swedish type 1 diabetes patients have access to insulin pump therapy. But earlier studies at Sahlgrenska Academy have demonstrated that hospitals vary greatly -- anywhere from 12% to almost 30% of patients may receive pumps.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150811092042.htm

http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h3234

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Bayer Contour Next Link

If you are a Medtronic pump user request your Contour Next Link Meter here

To get the best from your pump use it in conjunction with with Contour link meter, this now replaces the Carelink USB.

Key Meter Features

The CONTOUR® NEXT LINK meter wirelessly sends blood glucose results directly to your Medtronic MiniMed pump’s Bolus Wizard™ calculator to help save you time and effort

  • A stylish, small meter with multiple features that’s discreet, easy to use and easy to carry
  • Automatically enters blood glucose results when calibrating your Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system from Medtronic, if you use a CGM device
  • Exceptional accuracy for results you can count on
  • Accurate readings can help you adjust your insulin bolus dose more confidently

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2nd Feb 2015

The new Medtronic MiniMed 640G NOW in the UK

Is it available in your area, are you getting one? Come and let us know on Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/iPAGScotland

www.medtronic-diabetes.co.uk/minimed-system/minimed-640g-insulin-pum

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a type1 guide to the universeNEW - iBook by Joe Solowiejczyk - A Type 1 Diabetes Guide To The Universe  is available now on iTunes.  

A Type 1 Diabetes Guide to the Universe introduces a new way to learn to thrive with diabetes. It is the first book to integrate the psychological and emotional aspects of dealing with diabetes into the core of its approach, and it makes use of the most current and creative e-publishing tools available to give you a rich resource to read, interact with and hear all sorts of information that will help you and your family.

Additionally, A Mile in My Shoes is dedicated to producing fun, unique web-based presentations and learning resources for patients and their families wishing to increase their self-management knowledge base and emotional coping skills. The new e-book self-management manual, A Type 1 Diabetes Guide to the Universe, is a new and exciting part of that initiative. Visit A mile in My shoes Website here.

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Coming in the not too distant future - Kaleido insulin pump

http://www.hellokaleido.com/Kaleido is insulin pump therapy for those who don’t believe in boring. Check out their brand new website, what do you think?  #letsinjectsomecolour

Kaleido say: 'We know how essential it is to have an insulin pump system that you can trust, but we’ve heard rumbles that some of you are looking for all that and a bit more.

Kaleidoers are a fun-loving, fast moving and most importantly, a super eclectic bunch. And hey, that’s cool – variety is the spice of life, right? You want your pump to look good – you wear it everyday, after all! – and you need it to slide into your lifestyle and have your back, no questions asked.'

Read more: www.hellokaleido.com

Follow them on Twitter @HeyKaleido #letsinjectsomecolour 

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