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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MiniMed duo - Press Release

Medtronic Begins Initial European Market Launch of World's First Combined Glucose Sensor and Insulin Infusion Set for People with Diabetes

MiniMed® Duo(TM) Enhances Simplicity and Comfort of Sensor Augmented Insulin Pump Therapy

TOLOCHENAZ, SWITZERLAND - June 3, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) today announced the European launch of MiniMed® Duo(TM), the world's first two-in-one breakthrough that combines a glucose sensor and insulin infusion set into one on-body device, simplifying integrated insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). MiniMed Duo, which is used with the MiniMed® Veo(TM) system, makes it easier for more people with diabetes to benefit from CGM. The product received CE (Conformité Européenne) mark this week.

Insulin pumps provide precise insulin delivery and lifestyle flexibility for people with diabetes by delivering small amounts of insulin around-the-clock. Insulin pumps integrated with CGM are clinically proven to provide better glucose control than multiple daily injections[1] or pump therapy alone[2]. Better glucose control reduces the risk of diabetes complications such as eye disease, kidney disease and nerve damage.[3] Insulin pumps with built-in CGM provide people with diabetes with real-time glucose values and customizable alerts that give warning before glucose levels go too high or too low, prompting the person with diabetes to take action. The MiniMed® Veo(TM) is the only integrated system with an automatic insulin shut-off mechanism if glucose levels fall too low, providing protection against hypoglycemia (low blood glucose). Traditional finger stick tests alone often miss up to 78% of potentially dangerous highs and lows[4], resulting in a higher risk for diabetes complications.

"CGM provides people with diabetes with real-time information about their glucose levels that is invaluable in helping them optimize their diabetes management. However, in the past, many people have been reluctant to use a system that requires them to wear two separate devices on their bodies. By integrating a glucose sensor and infusion set into one device, MiniMed Duo will make it easier and more comfortable for these patients to adopt and experience the benefits of CGM technology," said Dr. Francine Kaufman, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Global Clinical Affairs for Medtronic Diabetes.

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Medtronic MiniMed eShop Launched

Medtronic is now the UK’s first and only insulin pump company to offer a new eShop

Medtronic pump patients can now order their Medtronic products online 24/7

We are pleased to announce that we have now officially launched the new MiniMed eShop.

The MiniMed shop will enable Medtronic users to:

• Order their consumables at any time, day or night

• Search for products and new accessories

• Re-order from history

• Track their order


To visit the MiniMed eShop type in this URL in to your search bar:

http://shop.medtronic-diabetes.co.uk/

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Insulin Pumps

There are a number of insulin pumps that offer different features and benefits. The key is to work with your diabetes team to find the pump that is right for you.

Learn more about the three main pumps available on NHS Scotland today:

Other pumps available in the UK:

Other pumps available throughout the world:

Coming soon

Medtronic Minimed 640G

Accu Chek Insight pump

UK Pump comparison Chart


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Medtronic launches the New Generation Enlite® glucose sensors

At Medtronic we are dedicated to improving to our technologies in order to better meet the needs of our customers. We strive to improve the comfort and accuracy of our CGM systems in order to further enhance their experience. We are pleased to announce that we have raised the bar with our New Generation Enlite sensor.

A series of modifications have been made to the Enlite sensor and its manufacturing process to further improve the comfort and experience in a number of ways.

Increase comfort

The sensor adhesive has been optimised to reduce the likelihood of skin irritation

The tubing around the sensor electrode has been removed, reducing the implanted volume by 80% and reducing the possibilities of the sensor kinking or bending

Offer more consistent performance

The sensor electrode design has been modified with the goal of consistent performance throughout the life of the sensor

Reduce the likelihood of data gaps

The connection between the sensor and transmitter has been improved to help reduce the likelihood of data gaps

As of today, your patients will start to receive the New Generation of Enlite sensor instead of the current Enlite sensor. The boxes containing the New Generation Enlite will be easily identifiable as during the first few months they will feature a yellow sticker with the word “New” on the box.

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CellNovo management system phased launch

http://www.cellnovo.com/Pages/News/LatestNews/News7.asp

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Cellnovo, the leading innovator in Mobile Diabetes Management technology, today announces the UK launch of the Company’s unique Diabetes Management System, the first of its kind with mobile connectivity able to provide immediate, wireless data updates, displaying real-time clinical information to patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals. Cellnovo is exhibiting and demonstrating the Cellnovo System at the international conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatment for Diabetes (ATTD) in Vienna, Austria from February 5-8.

The Cellnovo System will initially be rolled out to a group of participating centres throughout the UK as part of a phased launch that started in Wales at the end of 2013. It will subsequently be made available in a selection of leading centres in the Netherlands and France during H1 2014.

Eric A. Beard, Cellnovo Executive Chairman commented: “The feedback we have received from patients and healthcare professionals during our extensive testing, trialing and local launch phases, has been excellent. Patients love the discreetness of the pump, its intuitive operation and the immediate availability of information. Healthcare professionals appreciate the benefits of a revolutionary system like ours, giving them access to true mobile health management tools. The UK launch is a significant milestone for the Company and we look forward to rolling out the product across Europe.”

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Novemeber 2013 - 21.5% of under 18's now on pumps in Scotland. It's really not a bad statistic and I am very proud that we accomplished this, however we can't become complacent and we still need to campaign for choice for everyone and of course for CGM. We will get started again in the new year. A big thanks to everyone who supported our campaign so far.

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Insulin Pumps May Be More Effective than Injections for Children with Diabetes

Insulin Pumps vs. Insulin Injections for Type 1 Children

The longest and largest study of insulin pumps to treat type 1 diabetes in children has found pump technology may more effectively control blood sugar and result in fewer complications than insulin injections.

Researchers found that the rate of hospital admission for diabetic ketoacidosis was half the rate in the pump cohort compared to the non-pump cohort.

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