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Re: [IP] transplants



I wonder if this would work like you mentioned with a diabetic having a DKA,
would the Government give us more funding
for research for the cure?????  A little dramatic
maybe..but the seriousness of it all would be
made evident.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela Payne" <email @ redacted>
To: "Insulin Pumpers" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, June 02, 2002 8:07 PM
Subject: [IP] transplants


> RoseLea,
> Dialysis is a guaranteed treatment for life by the federal government. Way
> back in the  60's-70's (I cannot remember the time frame exactly)  an MD
took
> a patient in total renal failure and who was unconscious at the time,
i.e.:
> near death, into a meeting of the congress or senate and performed
dialysis
> right there in front of them all. Well, the patient was awake, talking and
> just fine by the end of the treatment. The government body immediately
wrote a
> provision that every one who needs dialysis gets it for life or until they
are
> transplanted. It was one impressive display.
> I have often wondered what would have happened if this had been a Diabetic
in
> DKA, who was then  immediately treated with insulin and recovered. Would
any
> of us be worrying about insurance covering our supplies now.?
> Makes you think about timing and lifes' results.
> I am sure your insurance covers the dialysis for a specified period of
time,
> but a reanl failure patient need never go without the treatment. There is
> always a back up.
> Pam, mom to Sara
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