Funky Pumpers was created in 2011 by Sabrina Dawe, with the aim of providing fun, practical and affordable pump pouches. Since then the company has grown and developed. Funky Pumpers are delighted to now offer a full range of products for adults and children with Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Mody, Lada, Gestational Diabetes etc.
Funky Pumpers is now owned and run by Debbie Jones and Mike O’Brien.
Funky Pumpers aim isn’t just to provide a range and choice of products. Funky Pumpers also support JDRF in their mission to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. With this in mind, and among other donations and fund raising that we carry out, we make a regular monthly donation to JDRF.
What makes Funky Pumpers special is that all of the team can relate to the customers, as they all have a personal connection with Type 1. They also pride themselves on their customer service and will go the extra mile to help a customer in need.
Meet The Team
Debbie’s son, AJ, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 14, in 2005. Debbie had to battle with her hospital and PCT to get AJ an insulin pump. She finally achieved this with the help of INPUT in 2011. AJ had been pumping with the Roche Accu Chek pump since he was 20 years old, but now uses the Omnipod pump. AJ also uses the Dexcom G6 CGM, which Debbie has to self fund and also uses the Libre. Debbie is very passionate about promoting Type 1 technology and also raising awareness of Diabetes.
Mike has been a huge support to Debbie over the years and gets involved with all of the events. His wife and children also do a lot to support the team and attend many of the events that Funky Pumpers do.
Alisha is the youngest member of the team joining Funky Pumpers in May, 2021. Alisha takes care of all orders being sent off to our lovely customers. She also quality checks all orders, making sure they are up to the highest standard. Her connection to Diabetes is her grandad is Diabetic and injects daily. Alisha is very passionate about promoting the business and any new products that come online.
Daisy Joined the Funky Pumpers team in July 2021. Daisy takes care of the administrative tasks within the office, as well as helping out with orders and dealing with wholesale enquiries and shipments. Diabetes is very close to Daisy’s heart, having two close relatives diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Daisy explains that she loves helping and giving advise to the Funky Pumpers community and has built relationships with many customers in the short time that she has been here.
Mercia joined the funky pumpers team in August 2021. She handles digital marketing along with blogs, social media, and promotional activities, as well as working to comply with EU marketing regulations. Mercia takes customer service seriously and is always willing to go the extra mile for a customer.
“I have multiple friends with diabetes, and I have learned that managing diabetes effectively is crucial. I take pride in funky pumpers, marketing and supplying tailored products to meet a variety of different needs” – Mercia
Funky Pumpers has become the UK’s leading pump pouch and Lycra waistband supplier. We wish to continue to be your first choice when looking for new products. We therefore change our range of pouches, bands and other products on a regular basis, in the hope that there is always something new and exciting for you or your child.