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Re: [IP] question



DO IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

email @ redacted wrote:

> In a message dated 4/19/99 8:13:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time, email @ redacted
> writes:
>
> <<<<< This is just my opinion: the doctor doesn't know anything about pumps
> and
>  does not want to appear ignorant. Therefore, he/she will find 10,000
>  excuses why you shouldn't get one. >>>>>>>>>>>>
>
> Sorry this is so long, but I just had to get it out!
>
> I had one such doctor....When I went to see her last fall, I asked her what
> the pump was and what did it involve.  ( I was taking 6 shots per day,
> 170-180 units per day, and HbA1c of 14.8 with blood glucose averages of 300+
> and was told to only test twice per day)...Her response was.."Oh YOU don't
> need that!  Don't worry about it!!   I changed Doctors.
>
> On my 1st visit to my new doctor, the 1st thing she asked was "What do you
> think about the pump?"...Finally someone who would listen...Needless to say,
> I inserted my first infusion set 3 weeks later after getting 100% insurance
> approval.
>
> Now, after being "pumped" for 7 weeks, I use 80 units per day and have an
> average blood glucose reading of 115.  It's amazing the difference in how I
> feel now!!!
>
> When my CDE was training me in how to use the pump, she asked me who my
> PREVIOUS Doctor was...as it turns out, the CDE does ALL pump training in this
> area and she's yet to have this particular doctor recommend the pump for her
> patients.  She doesn't believe in the pump!!
>
> I'm tempted to go back for a little visit and say..."SEE What the pump can do
> for your patients!!!!
>
> -Cindy
>
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