Calgary Insulin Pumpers

What is Calgary Insulin Pumpers?

Calgary Insulin Pumpers is a self-help support group. We are not affiliated with any insulin pump company.

What is the Group's Purpose?

Our purpose is to provide support, information, practical help and advocacy, from the perspective of the person living with diabetes to people using or supporting someone using an insulin pump or multiple daily injections.

We provide information and support for persons with diabetes and their families interested in insulin pump therapy.

Who can join Calgary Insulin Pumpers?

Anyone who is interested in insulin pump technology and/or diabetes in general is welcome.

How much does it cost?

There are no membership fees, it is free to join and to attend meetings, but we do accept donations to cover website and other incidental costs.

When are the meetings?

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month (meetings in July and August are scheduled as needed), from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Where are the meetings held?

Prior to Covid, meetings were held at the 2nd Floor, Diabetes and Hypertension Clinic, in the old Children's Hospital Building at 1820 Richmond Rd. SW, Calgary, AB. At the present time we meet via Zoom.

What do you do at the meetings?

The usual format is to spend time sharing experiences, concerns, solutions, emotional support and discussing issues of general interest relating to insulin pumping and diabetes.

We try to have speakers to present on issues of interest to members during the second hour.

Where can I find more information?

The following links provide some useful information:

Diabetes Canada

Alberta Diabetes Foundation