Getting an insulin pump has, to date, not been that easy. Things have improved as pump knowledge has spread through the NHS. If you would like to have advice, there are a few organizations that can help:
INPUT is an independent, not-for-profit organisation run by insulin pump users and their families to raise awareness of diabetes technology – including insulin pump therapy – in the UK. Not everyone needs technology, and not all clinics are familiar with it. This website will tell you what is available in the UK, who can get it, and how to get it. The site hosts an online community and, if your clinic doesn’t do pumps, you can see NTAC’s ‘How to Why to’ guide to pumps.
Insulin Pumpers UK is the UK branch of an international charity promoting the knowledge and use of insulin pump therapy to treat diabetes. It runs a website and email discussion list with around 700 members, and works closely with other diabetes and insulin-pump related charities in the UK.