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– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 14th June 2010.

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Question S3W-34132

To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-25079 by Nicola Sturgeon on 15 July 2009, what the figures are for patients with type 1 diabetes receiving insulin pump therapy as of August 2009, broken down by NHS board.

Photo of Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party

The latest routinely-available information on the number of Scottish patients receiving insulin pump therapy was reported on page 22 of the Scottish Diabetes Survey 2009 . This information, which shows the position at the end of 2009, is set out in the following table:

Number of People with Type 1 Diabetes on Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII or Insulin Pumps) as a Percentage of all those with Type 1 Diabetes

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NHS BoardType 1 PopulationNumber of PatientsPercentage
Ayrshire and Arran 2,234 9 0.4%
Borders 596233.9%
Dumfries and Galloway 871 121.4%
Fife 1,896 834.4%
Forth Valley 1,526 241.6%
Grampian 2,976 592.0%
Greater Glasgow and Clyde 5,923 560.9%
Highland 1,688 191.1%
Lanarkshire 3,454381.1%
Lothian 4,019 1423.5%
Orkney 118 32.5%
Shetland 114 21.8%
Tayside 1,771 824.6%
Western Isles 18110.6%
Scotland 27,367 5532.0%

Source: Scottish Diabetes Survey 2009:

The revised Diabetes Action Plan, which we expect to be published shortly, will include a section on intensive insulin therapy as well as details of each NHS board’s planned investment in intensive insulin therapy, and the associated structured education up to 2012-13.

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