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Re: [IP] Pumping and doctors
Good point. I failed to mention that I live in SW Ohio, in a
medium-sized towned named Middletown. Mine is I believe the only
endocronologist here. He has 20-25 diabetics on pumps. He also
maintains another office in southern Dayton. Obviously location has a
lot to play in it. The conversation developed from wanting to try to
form a local support group for pumpers.
Rachel Sanita wrote:
> Where is "this area"? I am from Rhode Island and it is lacking in
> area. I go to a hospital in Fall River, MA and they have a great pump
> support group there. It is the only one in the RI area that I am
> aware of.
> To bad, I think it is just lack of awareness on the doctors part.
> At 10:34 PM 12/2/97 -0500, you wrote:
> >I had a doctor visit today and all was well. While talking, he
> >indicated that doctor's are shying away from pumps. The reason for
> >was the difficulty in getting trained back-ups for when the doctor
> >to be like a human. It sounded quite strange to me, but I interpret
> >that, in this area at least, the number of doctors prescribing pumps
> >below critical mass. Has anyone else heard of this tendency with