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Re: [IP] Pumping and doctors

The center in the Fall River hospital is called the Diabeties Learning
Center.  See if there is anything in your community like that.  I know you
could start one at your local hospital, but it certainly depends on where
everyone is from.  If it isn't a long drive.....go for it!  I am thrilled
with our support group.  We meet every 4 months or so.  We usually have a
dinner at the hospital (no cost), or we go to a local restaurant where we
can have an area to mingle.


At 10:15 PM 12/3/97 -0500, you wrote:
>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
>> this
>> 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.
>> rach
>> 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
>> this
>> >was the difficulty in getting trained back-ups for when the doctor
>> trys
>> >to be like a human.  It sounded quite strange to me, but I interpret
>> it
>> >that, in this area at least, the number of doctors prescribing pumps
>> is
>> >below critical mass.  Has anyone else heard of this tendency with
>> >doctors?
>> >Jay
>> >
>> >
>> >