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RE: [IP] surviving in France with an insulin pump



Hi Anne and Maya,
i am currently using minimed paradigm 722. i am planning to renew it  
soon though, probably will stick to medtronic as it has a very wide  
global presence.
I did contact medtronic france yesterday, they promised to email me a  
list of hospitals in paris
Maya, thx for your offer to help.
i have talked to one parisian hospital so far (ambroise pare), which  
said that i need to qualify for a pump from scratch, ie be  
hospitalised for 5 days, try everything else (mdi), and when it all  
fails, then maybe pump, which to me is a bit ridiculous, waste of time  
and too risky. i am guessing that a hospital that already has pump- 
patient should have a more practical solution to a patient who has  
been sing the pump for 3 years.

best,
burcu

Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 14:44:58 -0300
From: Anne Irwin <email @ redacted>
Subject: RE: [IP] surviving in France with an insulin pump

Hi Burcu,



What type of pump are you on?



Anne

Animas Ping in Canada

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> Subject: [IP] surviving in France with an insulin pump
> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 20:03:52 +0300
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> Hi everyone,
> I am new to the group. my name is Burcu.
>
> I recently moved to Paris, France (my hometown is Istanbul (Turkey)
> I desperately need some help with figuring out how the French system
> works with
> the pumps. I have had bad
> experiences dealing with endocrinologists here so far. the ones i have
> met insist on mdi, claiming that it is much better than a pump. (may
> be true for some people, but definitely not for me)
>
> Is anyone in the group familiar with the health system in France
> re:pump-patients?any hospitals that are good at dealing with the pump
> in Paris?
>
> any advice would be greatly appreciated.
> many thanks in advance
> burcu
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