Client Selection Candidacy for Program

Client must have one or more of the following:

  1. Diagnosed type 1 diabetes as documented by a general practitioner, pediatrician or endocrinologist.
    • And
  2. Experiencing wide fluctuations in blood glucose levels
    • Or
  3. History of severe hypoglycemia or hypoglycemia unawareness.
    • Or
  4. Inability to achieve optimal diabetes control in order to prevent complications as evidenced by a HbA1c > 0.07 (Canadian Diabetes Association clinical practice guidelines 1998)
    • Or
  5. Difficulty coping with multiple daily injections (at least 3 daily injections) for long-term intensive treatment of diabetes.

The following are conditions associated with success in insulin pump therapy and therefore must be demonstrated prior to initiation:

  1. Self-monitoring blood sugar levels 4 or more times per day. Consistent recording of results in a logbook.
  2. Motivated to strive for optimal diabetes control.
  3. Adequate base of support (family members, friends or community agency)
  4. Adequate financial resources or support in place to sustain long-term insulin pump therapy.
  5. Recognition and treatment for pre-existing medical conditions.