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    Depending on what you are calling good control and how you feel. It will
have to be your decision to change doctors after 28 years. On the other hand
if this doctor has been practicing better that 28 years maybe it is time for
her to let some new blood make these decisions.
    Personally, I have only a "Family Practitioner", a retired surgeon, and
he was more that happy to write the "letter of necessity" and prescription.
This doctor is over 70 years old but is very up to date on the modern
technologies. When I ask him if he would support me and a pump he told me to
go for it. I was the one to get all the wheels turning.
    I would say that 95% of all my BG's are now in the normal range. The big
advantage of the pump is this GREAT feeling you get from the lack of NPH.
    You mentioned no complications after 28 years. . . . I had none after 28
years but the past 11 have been the killer. Heart disease, retinopathy,
neuropathy, circulation problems, you name it. The heart attacks were the
determining factor. Now I wish I had got on the ball 20 years ago! Too soon
we get old and too late smart.
    Do what you have to to get a pump because you will be here long after
your old doctor has retired!

Good luck,

Buddy '-)   email @ redacted
Buddy '-)   email @ redacted
-----Original Message-----
From: J. Richardson <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Saturday, March 07, 1998 10:41 AM

>Hi Everyone,
>It sounds to me like most people on this list had their endo/physicians
>recommend that they go on the pump. Are their many people out there who
>ASKED to go onto pump therapy and had their endos. say no. My endos
>attitude is that I am in very good control and why would I want to play
>around with that having gone almost 28 years now without
>complications.(not to mention the cost involved she would say)
>The other problem being, I do think the world of my doctor since I have
>been going to here since I was a kid and her support means a lot.
>Has anyone else encountered this sort of problem trying to get onto the
>Does anyone else deal with Women's College Hospital in Toronto?
>Bye for now,
>Insulin-Pumpers website   http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/

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