Tag Archives: pump

The machines are taking over

Step by step, little by little, the machines are taking over my diabetes. It started in the mid 1980’s when the traditional family pre-bedtime routine of passing round the test strip came to an abrupt end. For anyone who hasn’t had the pleasure, before there were meters there was a great family game of passing the… Read More »

What’s changed?

Not a right lot by the looks of things. We might have disappeared for two years but on our return our blog posts still offer no useful purpose in society and the comments are a happy mix of abuse and general pedantry. So, aside from having a baby which changed just about everything, has anything actually… Read More »

My pump settings

As I’ve endlessly banged on about on your soaraway Shoot Up’s social media channels; I’m getting a new pump this week. Medtronic’s 640G no less. The thing itself arrived yesterday and I spent an enjoyable (I define “enjoyable” quite widely in this context) evening reading the manual and programming my many and varied basal rates,… Read More »

UK making progress with pumps, but oh so slowly

This dog was underwhelmed to hear that 7% of people with Type 1 diabetes in the UK now have access to an insulin pump. Compared to 15% in Germany and 40% in the good old US of A, it’s a step in the right direction but a very long way from where we need to… Read More »

Scots to get insulin pumps shocker

Happy days for potential pumpers in Scotland. In response to huge amounts of nagging from pancreatically challenged Scots, IPAG and Diabetes UK, Scottish health secretary Nicola Sturgeon announced today: “By the end of March 2013, this treatment [insulin pumps] will be made available to the 480 children and teens struggling with type 1 diabetes who could… Read More »