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[IP] Re: Educating "Professionals"

Michael wrote:
> Well so far MEMBERS, you haven't done your job. The only 
> new member to IP-MedPro so far is from our list and she is an active, 
> helping member already.

Well I've done my bit! I've directed 4 British doctors so far to
IP-MedPro. They have all expressed an interest in pumps and would "like
to know more". You can lead a horse to water etc etc....

I faxed one on Friday. A leading private diabetes specialist in London.
He had told me he had another patient who might be "suitable". I asked
him whether he had made any progress. His reply was:
"I have not yet been brave enough to put anyone on a pump. Remember,
John, not everyone has your intellect and motivation".
Sheesh. How can you make these guys learn? I faxed him straight back,
explaining bluntly that
"learning to use a pump successfully is no harder than learning to drive
a car. And I expect most of his patients were successful car drivers...
and the reason it required my so-called "motivation and intellect" was
that there was no-one in Britain to show me what to do."
The quicker he learns the better. I've recommeded that they all at least
buy the Minimed book, and the John Walsh book. Then at least they will
know what I'm talking about when I mention basal rates and square wave

I'm on my own and loving it!

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