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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
>> 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