King's College Hospital 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 King's College Hospital 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 King's Hospital Insulin Pump Clinic takes place every Thursday afternoon (particularly every third Thursday).
Referrals to the service should be made to Professor Stephanie Amiel, Dr David Hopkins, Dr Carol Gayle, Dr Rifat Malik:
Tel: 020 3299 1588
Post: Diabetes Centre
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
London SE5 9RS