JDRF welcomes insulin pump pledge

JDRF is pleased to note in the recent Budget that the Government has maintained its support for the Insulin Pump Programme, committing to subsidise a further 68 insulin pumps for children with type 1 diabetes under the Programme each year until 2018.

"Having access to these small devices, which deliver continuous insulin throughout the day, offers improved lifestyle and quality of life benefits for children and their families. It also means that children can avoid up to seven injections or more each day, which is painful and makes life so much harder for children already debilitated by the disease,"