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Re: [IP] Re: Educating "Professionals"

I did my job too. I forwarded the information to my endo. The ball is now
in his court.

(You can bring a MD to the listserve, but you can't make them drink)

At 05/10/1998 - 09:47 AM John Neale wrote:
>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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