Insulin Pens and Needles.

Types of Insulin.

Information on the short, medium and long term versions of insulin available in the UK.

Diabetes UK: Insulin Types available in the UK.

Inhaled Insulin.

Inhaled Insulin has been approved as safe to use by the UK and US agencies.

In the UK it is still awaiting approval by The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Two appraisal meetings are due in March 2006 and May 2006.

NICE: Inhaled Insulin guidance.

Insulin Pumps.

NICE have these guidelines for insulin pump usage.

Insulin Pumps do not seem to be greatly used in the UK, perhaps for reasons of cost. They are used more widely in the US and Europe. For more information try -