Guy's and St Thomas' insulin pump service
An insulin pump is a medical device designed to optimise blood glucose levels in people who are unable to achieve good diabetes control, even after best efforts with insulin injections and renewed diabetes education. When used appropriately, insulin pumps can reduce hypoglycaemia, abnormally high blood glucose levels and unpredictable swings in blood glucose levels, and therefore lead to an improvement in overall diabetes control.
The Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Insulin Pump Service is operated by a multidisciplinary team, consisting of doctors, specialist diabetes nurses and dietitians. Members of the team are responsible for assessing people with diabetes who are being considered for insulin pump therapy, as well as initiating pump therapy, and managing the follow-up of those already established on pump therapy.
Who Is the Service For?
The service is for people with diabetes either considering or already using insulin pump therapy. Usually pump therapy is suitable only for those with type 1 diabetes.
Contacting the Service
The Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Insulin Pump Clinic takes place every Monday afternoon at Guy’s Hospital Diabetes Centre.
Referrals to the service should be made to Professor John Pickup:
Tel: 020 7188 1915/1912
Post: 3rd Floor Southwark Wing
Diabetes and Endocrinology Day Centre
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT
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