A quick contact list of the big companies in diabetes, including phones numbers and links to their sites.
Sooil Development Company released their first insulin pump in 1980. In addition to the pumps they release, Sooil has been pursuing development of an articificial pancreas, an improved and smaller version of their Dana Diabecare II pump.
Although patch pumps applied directly to the skin are more available, most pumps infuse insulin from a pump reservoir through an infusion set. No single set works well for everyone, so choosing an infusion set can be difficult. The type of set shipped with a new pump is usually one manufactured by the pump company and this set may or may not be the best choice. Fortunately, there are many alternatives to choose from.
Sooil has been making insulin pumps for the world market since 1981. Their newest pump, the DANA Diabecare II, received FDA approval in August, 2000, and about a year later began to be distributed in the U.S. The Korean-assembled DANA II is new to the U.S., but Dana has over 40,000 pump wearers worldwide.
Insulin pump companies are producing better and better pumps. There are many similarities when comparing insulin pumps but there are some important differences, like the differences in calculating Bolus on Board or which infusion sets can be used. This is the current batch of insulin pumps that are available:
*Please note that the Diabetes Mall does not sell or promote any particular pump.