Professor John Pickup diabetes insulin pump research

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INPUT is a UK charity with a mission to improve access to

diabetes technology such as insulin pumps, flash and continuous

glucose monitoring, as well as to structured education.

www.inputdiabetes.org.uk

is due to a hesitancy on the part of

some healthcare professionals, that

some see it as too much trouble, not

just educating patients on how to use a

pump, but having to justify giving one to

their patients. "I think that there has been

some unhelpful misinformation over the

years too," says Pickup. "I do think it's a

terrible shame that pumps are not offered

to patients, that they have to ask for it,

in some cases they have to fight pretty

hard to get access. There is a recognised

resistance towards technology in the UK,

a generalised problem with the uptake

of many new treatments, including

healthcare technologies. In general the

British public is quick to and a high uptake

of new technology, such as computers

and smartphones compared to some

other developed countires, but UK

healthcare is paradoxically slow to take up

some new medicines and fully implement

recognised valuable porcedures like hip

and cataract operations."

Should existing pump users shout

louder about their experience? "The voice

of the patient is really being listened to

now," says Pickup. "Social media has its

moments, but it's hard to control, and you "There is a recognised resistance

towards technology in the UK. - Pickup

often see bad experiences alongside the

good ones making for an unclear picture.

It often seems to be about who can shout

the loudest. I recall that at the last NICE

review in 2008 patient representatives

were included as well as HCPs. There was

feedback and advice from charities like

JDRF, INPUT and others. Patient's stories

about how technologies have improved

their lives were very impressive. I expect

that will increasingly be the case as

regards future technologies. Organsations

like INPUT as well as this magazine help

to marshall that impetus for the good."

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