How Much Does It Cost To Get An Insulin Pump?

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Cost Of Insulin Pumps

Tweet Insulin pumps are costly items but may be possible to fund for some households. Those considering buying an insulin pump should consider not only the cost of the pump, including the monthly consumables, accessories and insurance but, importantly, how you will receive the required insulin pump centred care. Most people in the UK who have a pump have it funded by the NHS. If you have an insulin pump on the NHS, you may need to cover some of the costs which may include insurance, accessories and, in the case of some pumps, glucose sensors as well. Insulin pump costs The cost of insulin pumps is often between £2000 and £3000. NICE guidance in 2008 records the following costs of insulin pumps: Johnson & Johnson - Animas 2020 - £2600 Medtronic - Paradigm real-Time MMT-522 - £2750 Medtronic - Paradigm real-Time MMT-722 - £2750 Roche - Accu-Chek Spirit - £2375 Deltec Cozmo - £2750 Newer insulin pumps are now available but prices of most pumps have stayed within similar price boundaries. Where can I buy an insulin pump? In the UK, you will need to choose which insulin pump is right for you and then and contact the insulin pump manufacturer. If you do not meet the clinical crite Continue reading >>

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  1. Shreyas Ramakrishna

    I use a Medtronic Minimed insulin pump, so I will list all my medical expenses per month for the same.

  2. Angad Chandhok

    Well it totally depends on the insulin you’re using and the method of injecting.
    Some people are on the MDIs(multiple daily injections) regimen while some use insulin pump.
    Out of those on MDIs, some people use basal-bolus separately while others are on mixtards like 30/70 or 50/50 insulin.
    Some people use syringe and vial for injecting, while some use insulin pens.
    Mixtard insulin is comparitively cheaper than the separate basal-bolus insulin, and insulin vials are cheaper than the insulin pen cartridges.
    I’ve always been on MDIs and plan to shift to an insulin pump later.
    I used to be on 30/70 mixtard but later changed to basal-bolus as it made me manage my blood glucose levels more efficiently.
    My basal insulin is Tresiba and bolus is Novorapid, and I use insulin pen for delivering.
    Tresiba pen costs around Rs.1650/- (Sadly, there’s no cartridge for Tresiba and one needs to buy the whole disposable pen every time) and Novorapid cartridges cost around Rs.450/-.
    Since both the cartridge and the pen contain 300 units, and I take 15 units basal along with 18 units bolus( 6 units per meal on average) daily, the cost for Tresiba and Novorapid comes out around to be Rs. 82.50/- and Rs. 27/- respectively, which adds up to Rs. 110/- daily.

    But clearly as the other answers have shown, the daily cost will vary from person to person depending on the insulin type, insulin brand, method of injecting and daily insulin requirement !

  3. Alok Kumar

    People with type 1 diabetes cannot make insulin because the beta cells in their pancreas are damaged or destroyed. Therefore, these people will need insulin injections to allow their body to process glucose and avoid complications from hyperglycemia

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