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Re: [IP] Re: doctor says no...what to do?

Linda , I was the one who originally wrote the letter in which you spoke.
Than you for you words of wisdom! You made me feel much better and I will
print this out and take it with me to my next doc appt! Thank you again!
Jackie Tidwell

>In a message dated 2/6/99 10:13:05 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>email @ redacted writes:
><< > Well my doctor called me and said
> > that he didn't think I would need it. I was crushed! I would like
> > some advice on what I should do next. I really like my doctor a lot.
> > I really thought he would give me the ok...I really just don't know
> > what I should do next.
> Get a new doc. Or maybe ask him to walk a day in your shoes
>  Michael >>
>Michael, I have read your responses to many others over the last couple of
>weeks, and I think you must have been very tired when you answered this
>If not, then 10 lashes with a wet noodle to you!
>I guess your 2 suggestions might make a difference.  But who's to say the
>doctor won't have the same outdated attitude?  Realistically, unless he is
>also diabetic, how could he POSSIBLY wear shoes that any of us here in this
>forum have to wear every day??
>Sounds like this doctor either hasn't had any experience with insulin
>patients and/or doesn't realize the benefits of CSII vs. MDI in view of
>term treatment/control/complication reduction.
>I don't know who originally wrote about this, but don't be discouraged.  I
>to ask my specialist many times before he "finally saw the light".  I
>give up on a well thought of doctor.  Instead, ask him/her point blank,
>not?"  I would tell him exactly what you told us "I was crushed....I really
>like my doctor a lot...I really thought he would give me the ok"
> I would also go to the MiniMed website and request their free information
>booklet and VCR tape and also ask for a local representative to contact
>After reading and viewing the material they send you yourself, I would then
>give it to your doctor.  Tell him you want him to this material and then
>would like him to speak directly to one the representative.  If he/she has
>been exposed to insulin therapy, then let him/her know you two can become
>familiar together.  If, after all that, he still says he doesn't think you
>need it, and you still feel you do, then tell him you will have to find a
>doctor who will work with you in your best interests.
>Don't be afraid to be honest with this doctor about how you feel.  After
>he/she is just a regular person like you and me, albeit with a medical
>education.  This doesn't make him/her a God, or someone who's
>Be yourself with him.  He should be like any other friend, but better!
>(oops-just reread my response.  If there is a website for Disitronics(sp?),
>and I'm sure there is, then I would contact them also.  I only have
>with MiniMed.)
>Hope this helps.
>Linda Winey  >^.,.^<
>IDDM since 1950
>MDI 49 years
>Happy pumper (who's already getting under tighter control and feeling more
>energetic) since 1/13/99  :o)
>Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/

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