Insulin pumps

Insulin pumps help you to keep your diabetes under control

Insulin pumps can help you fit diabetes around your life and minimise the risk of long term complications. One of the main reasons why a person with diabetes will choose to have their insulin delivered through an insulin pump is the recent development of methods by which the concurrent glucose levels can control insulin delivery – reacting to prevent hypoglycaemia and to limit glucose rises. The London Diabetes Centre offers the latest cutting-edge insulin pumps from Medtronic, Omnipod, Tandem, Ypsomed, Accuchek, Dana and Medtrum alongside a tailored training programme and the support you need to get your diabetes under control.

What is an insulin pump?

An insulin pump is a battery operated device that delivers small amounts of insulin into the bloodstream twenty-four hours a day. The insulin dose can be modified to match your body’s needs, offering more flexibility around meals, fewer hypos and more stable blood glucose levels.

The insulin pump is attached to the body by a tiny tube, called a cannula. It is inserted just under the skin and needs to be changed regularly. The insulin pump delivers a steady background or basal level of insulin, you can add more, as a bolus, at mealtimes using the device.

Why should you choose London Diabetes Centre to provide your insulin pump?

The right insulin pump can allow you to take control of your diabetes and live life to the full. NHS restrictions mean that many people in the UK are unable to get a pump, or may be offered a device that doesn’t best meet their needs. The London Diabetes Centre provides expert assessment, a wide-range of the most up-to-date insulin pumps and the education needed to ensure you can use the pump properly.

Finding the right insulin pump

An insulin pump from The London Diabetes Centre can revolutionise your life. The expert diabetes team of consultant diabetologists, dietitians, and diabetes specialist nurses will work closely with you to provide nutritional advice, teach you how to count the carbs in your diet and train you to use the pump safely.

What types of insulin pump are available?

Pumps vary in colour, battery life, screen size, features and type:

Tethered or line insulin pumps are attached to your body by a narrow tube that connects to the cannula. The pump is carried on a belt or body band or placed in a pocket. The London Diabetes Centre offers high-tech pumps which feature remote controls or smartphone apps. The cannula and the location of the pump should be changed every two to three days to prevent itching, rashes and lipohypertrophy.

Patch insulin pumps attach directly onto the body at the site of the cannula. They’re operated by remote control. The whole device has to be regularly changed, but the pump is designed to warn you when it’s time to do this.

Customised diabetes care and training from our expert diabetes team who will help you choose the pump that best meets your needs and lifestyle.

Pumps can be used by adults and children. They are especially useful if you give multiple daily doses of insulin and still struggle to control your highs and lows. It’s important that you understand how to count the carbs in your diet and adjust your insulin around eating and activity. However, the clinics experienced dieticians and diabetes specialist nurses will guide and support you every step of the way.

The clinic offers a tailor-made pump training programme. Everyone has different technical strengths, dexterity and knowledge. The team will ensure you receive the training time you require and will adapt the number of appointments to fit in with your schedule and your level of understanding.

Support Plans

Peace of Mind Plan

Continuous monitoring of your glucose readings by an expert team
Stay alert of any trends or issues that arise in your readings
Together with your diabetes specialist nurse, agree an action plan if a serious issue arises

Breathe easy knowing that you’ll also have access to a specialist to clear up any confusion or doubt that you may experience.

Second Opinion

A 30-minute consultation with an experienced Diabetes specialist consultant including a review of your medical history and clinical treatment.
Expert analysis of CGM and blood tests previously performed by your GP or hospital diabetes team.
Individual care-plan and recommendations for treatment, depending on the results of the review.

Expert second opinions in the comfort of your home to help you improve your diabetes control and safeguard your health.

Diabetes Introduction

A 30-minute consultation with an experienced diabetes specialist nurse.
A professional assessment of your diabetes status.
This includes an HbA1C test, which provides a picture of your average blood glucose over the previous few months.

The Diabetes Introduction package is for people who have recently been diagnosed with diabetes and those who are worried about their risk of developing the condition.

Consultant Comprehensive Review

A 30-minute consultation with a leading Diabetes specialist consultant
Pathology tests including HbA1C, cholesterol and lipids, full blood count and analysis of liver, kidney and thyroid function.
Bespoke care plan to improve your diabetes management.

The Comprehensive Consultant Review is our in-depth consultation. It provides a more comprehensive assessment of your diabetes and general health.

Diabetes Weight Management

You will be supervised throughout by a leading Diabetes consultant specialising in weight management including at least one consultation
You will be provided with appropriate advanced weight loss control medication at least a 4 week programme
Bespoke plan to improve your diabetes weight management and support throughout the programme from your dedicated Health Coach to encourage you and answer any questions

The London Diabetes Centre provides a range of remote weight management plans so you can access the support you need to reach your health goals, wherever you live.

Risk Assessment

A 30-minute consultation with a DSN or diabetes dietitian
Diabetes risk questionnaire
Height, weight, blood pressure, HbA1c blood test and Body Composition Analysis

Our plan is designed for patients who have not been diagnosed with diabetes who want to check their current health status and understand if they are at risk of developing diabetes.

Second Opinion

A 45-minute diabetes consultant consultation with written report
A 60-minute diabetes dietitian or DSN appointment
Height, weight, blood pressure, HbA1c blood test and glucose test

Our plan is designed for recently diagnosed patients who are unsure about their diagnosis and need a second opinion or need help deciding on their care plan.

Protocol

A 45-minute diabetes consultant consultation with written report
A 60-minute diabetes dietitian or DSN appointment
Height, Weight & Blood Pressure, HBA1c, Blood Glucose, Urine Alb/Cr and other tests

This Gold Standard in diabetes assessment will cover most people’s fundamental requirements for diabetes care.

Premuim

45 minute consultation with Diabetes Consultant to discuss the results and provide a written report
Advanced Lipoprotein Analysis
An OCT - Optical coherence tomography, Ankle and Toe Brachial Index and DEXA scan

This premium plan includes an in depth assessment of your diabetes status and also your wider health risks concerning cholesterol and metabolic health

SmartWeight™

Free Introductory Session - Discuss your treatment options and explore the clinic before committing
Regular access to a health coach mentor to support the weight loss
DEXA body scan, personalised health report, metabolic rate calculation & a review with Pharmacist

Designed and managed by an expert team with over 30 years of experience in the field, our bespoke consultant-led approach combines diet, medically supervised weight loss drugs and healthy lifestyle advice so that you can achieve effective results that last.

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Carol Willis - Diabetes Clinic Facilitator

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