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Re: [IP] Re: Pump advocate

I think that there is a significant point that has been overlooked.  Not
all diabetics are willing to accept the responsibility of being on a
pump.  It means counting your foods and dosing accordingly.  I know of
several diabetics who don't want to deal with that; they would rather
take 1 or 2 shots of NPH and muddle along.  Hence, not everyone would
benefit from pumping.

buddybarber wrote:

> > 1) either kids should not be on pumps or
> > 2) pumps are for diabetics who have complications.
> >
> > I know both responses are wrong and dumb! but what can you do when
> > the doctor GODS tell their patients that stuff.
> Michael,
>         I hold you in high regard, and I am just an old mechanic but
> let me ask
> you this :
>         How many of these people you spoke of have "good insurance"
> that would pay
> for such equipment? I for one could not afford the luxury of pumping
> if it
> were not for my insurance.
>         Another question/inquiry,  since I know from experience that
> pump therapy
> is so much better and has tremendous advantages, why does not the
> medical
> community get off high-center and push these pumps to people with
> insurance. How are these so-called educated so ignorant???
>         This all boils down to "insurance" and "dollars". We need a
> way to get
> help to many people that could really benefit from a pump that can not
> afford one.
> Thanks,
> Buddy '-)