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Re: [IP] transplants



As horrible as this sounds, I have often wished that I had a picture of my
son lying in the ER in DKA.  This picture could be worth millions of words.
The image is still crystal clear in my mind.  It certainly helps keep me
motivated to take the best possible care of him.

Marisa

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Bannon" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, June 02, 2002 9:17 PM
Subject: 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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