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released: 15 Aug 2012 author: AIHW

Insulin pump use in Australia explores the number, characteristics and experiences of insulin pump users, using information from the National Diabetes Services Scheme and the first national survey of insulin pump users, conducted by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. In 2011, the proportion of Australians with Type 1 diabetes using an insulin pump was approximately 10%, representing an increase over previous years. Pump use was more common among females and people under 25 years, and for most pump users the benefits of pump use outweighed the problems.

ISBN 978-1-74249-329-9; Cat. no. CVD 58; 78pp.; $18

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Data sources
      • Report structure
      • Type 1 diabetes
      • Number of people using insulin pump therapy
      • Managing diabetes with insulin pump therapy
    • 2 Insulin pump use and pump user characteristics
      • Trends in commencement of insulin pump therapy
      • Trends in time from diagnosis to commencement of insulin pump therapy
      • Characteristics of insulin pump users
    • 3 Experiences of insulin pump users
      • Funding the purchase of insulin pumps
      • Reasons for choosing an insulin pump
      • Benefits of using an insulin pump
      • Problems using an insulin pump
      • Time since last contact with diabetes health professional
      • Pregnancy and insulin pump use
      • Discontinuing insulin pump therapy
    • 4 Summary and discussion
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Survey methodology
      • Appendix B: Insulin Pump User Survey
      • Appendix C: Summary tables
      • Appendix D: Methods
      • Appendix E: Data Quality Statement
    • Glossary
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Insulin pump use in Australia. Diabetes series no. 18. Cat. no. CVD 58. Canberra: AIHW.

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