Insulin Pump Therapy Insulin Pump Resources and Information Site Links
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Companies Licensed To Sell Insulin Pumps in the U.S. and Canada
Animas - Manufactures the IR-1250, IR-1200, and manufactures
and sells refurbished IR-1000 pumps. As of 10/2005 Animas offers a free iPod nano with purchase of an Animas pump.
Diabecare USA - Distributes the Dana Diabecare II pump made in Seoul, Korea – however, be
aware that in July of 2005 the FDA wrote
a warning to DANA Diabecare that it had improperly reported pump problems that
had caused serious harm to some of their users.
MiniMed - Manufactures the Paradigm family of insulin pumps and the
Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS) .
Disetronic) - Manufacturer of the ACCU-CHEK Spirit, H-TRONplus, and D-TRONplus,
however Roche is not currently licensed to ship pumps to the U.S. or Canada but
has received FDA approval for sale of the ACCU-CHEK Spirit in the U.S. and
Canada (may be available sometime late 2005).
Islets of Hope- Discussion lists, pump information and support. Donates 50% if profits to nonprofit diabetes orgs.
Pump-Planet - A site dedicated to insulin pumpers world-wide. Discussion groups, information, fun puzzles ... more
The Diabetes Yellow Pages.org - Free advertising for nonprofit organizations, support groups, insulin pump-friendly doctors, and diabetic business owners. Also, "paid" ads for one-time site donation. Forbids ads boasting "diabetes cures." Massive diabetes resource locator.
Pumping It Up!On-line book at the MiniMed web site A
guide for teenagers and their families who are interested in pump therapy. It
was written by Elizabeth Boland, a nurse specializing in diabetes care. It
includes a description of insulin pump therapy and many practical things about
using an insulin pump. Editor... The topics covered and the information
presented give a good overview of pump therapy for both adults and children. The
pump description is, of course, only of the MiniMed pumps, however the concepts
are applicable to all insulin pumps. Similarly, only one type of infusion set is
covered while many are available. Overall, an excellent presentation of material