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Re: [IP] disappointing visit



I am not sure where you live, but in Duluth there is an excellent endo by
the name of Dr. Abbate.  He was the one who initiated our fight for the
pump.  Taylor is 9, and BCBS ND usually doesn't cover kids either, but Dr. A
is very for the pump.  Email me if you want more info on him.  We
unfortunately lost him to MN when he moved, and are now with another
wonderful Dr. who is helping our fight again.
Holly


----- Original Message -----
From: Bridget Ames <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2000 10:21 PM
Subject: [IP] disappointing visit
 Jonathon was ready to
> advocate for himself and was ready to answer all her questions about why
he
> thought the pump was for him.    First she told me that the pump would not
solve
> all our problems and it was not all about insulin (I know this I told her
> Jeepers we keep a diet and exercise log and record times and all sorts of
> junk).  Trust me, I know it is not all about insulin and after listening
to
> some of your trials I know it is not going to be easy.   Then she told us
> that insurance companies won't pay for children to be on the pump.  AND I
> should stop trying to make my son grow up so fast.  I should stop trying
to
> make him become a man.  I tried to explain to her that Jonathon had
> initiated the process with my whole hearted approval and that he really
> wanted this but at that point with not a peep out of poor Jonathon (I
think
> he was intimidated) I gave up.
>
> The good news is his A1c was 7.7 and over all we've had a pretty good
three
> months.  The bottom line is we're going to look for a new endo (we've
> already checked out the recommend list this site has AND we're going to
the
> Disetronic open house (in the twin cities metro are) to find out about
> insurance and if they have any endo's that they have had good experiences
> with.  I know it will happen just not when.
>
> Sorry this was kind of long but....Thanks for listening!!
>
> Bridget
> mom to Jonathon age 12, dx 10/23/99
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