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NICE guidance on insulin pumps is not without drawbacks

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b661 (Published 17 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b661
  1. Martin Press, consultant endocrinologist1,
  2. Jan Holland, diabetes specialist nurse1,
  3. Ruth Miller, diabetes specialist nurse1,
  4. Denise Kunka, diabetes dietitian1,
  5. Penelope Cream, clinical psychologist1
  1. 1Insulin Pump Team, Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2QG
  1. martin.press{at}royalfree.nhs.uk

    Guidance on insulin pumps from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends that such treatment should be started only by a trained specialist team providing structured education programmes.1

    One of our young patients whose type 1 diabetes is managed with an insulin pump bent her insulin catheter while …

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