diabetes insulin pumps

NEWS

Discussions between industry and the DTN show a mutual

desire to continue supporting the NHS at this challenging time.

Industry bodies have united with suppliers to reassure insulin

pump users that their pumps are safe and still supported

while also assuring choice for four-year pump choices.

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NEWS

REPORT

Pandemic pump warranties

The Association of British Clinical

Diabetologists (ABCD, including the

Diabetes Technology Network - DTN)

and the Association of British HealthTech

Industries (ABHI) have released a

joint position statement supporting

management of people with diabetes

using out-of-warranty pumps while

ensuring appropriate patient choice.

These organisations acknowledge

that the COVID-19 pandemic has

impacted all diabetes outpatient services,

but in particular, the uptake of diabetes

technology. Access to start insulin pump

therapy (continuous subcutaneous insulin

infusion (CSII) or continuous glucose

monitoring (CGM), has been reduced.

This has affected those starting these

therapies for the first time as well as those

who were due to have renewals because

their devices were out of warranty.

It has been estimated that more than

8,000 people with diabetes may be using

insulin pumps that are out of warranty and

this has created a lot of alarm and concern

amongst Healthcare Professional (HCP)

teams as well as people with diabetes.

The diabetes technology industry has

responded to this in part through the safe

extension of insulin pump warranties that

had been due to expire throughout 2020,

and also in innovating in the provision of

virtual pump starts for both continued and

new pump users. Importantly, initiatives

from the DTN, JDRF, Diabetes UK and

individual NHS sites have allowed for

virtual events which enable people with

diabetes to gain the information and

insight to make an informed choice on

their future technology options.

In response to current challenges,

the DTN, working with industry partners

through the Association of British

HealthTech Industries (ABHI) diabetes

group*, has come up with three initiatives.

First, a virtual showroom on the DTN

website that can allow people with

diabetes to review available technologies

and have an informed discussion with

their HCP team. Second, a standard

operating procedure (SOP) to advise on

best practice for the remote start of both

insulin pump therapy and continuous

glucose monitoring. Then third, further

extension of insulin pump warranties till

end of April 2021.

These initiatives, endorsed by the

ABHI Diabetes industry group intend to:

● Provide a DTN and industry approved

pathway to enable people with diabetes

to access technology - responding to

limitations placed by COVID-19.

● Create a platform that facilitates patient

choice across all available technologies

● Allow for renewals for the thousands

of patients whose pumps are now out

of warranty during the ongoing COVID

pandemic.

● Provide access to new to technology

patients where this has been reduced or

stopped due to COVID restrictions.

● Facilitate the use of industry specialists

integrated with specialist nurses to

maintain diabetes technology services,

anticipating that specialist nurse time will

be significantly reduced in the coming

months.

● Mitigate risks for people using out-ofwarranty devices and provide

a clear

pathway and timeline for offering those

people appropriate choice if they are

eligible for renewal.

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