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Subject: Re: [IP] Them's FIGHTIN' words!!!!
- Subject: Subject: Re: [IP] Them's FIGHTIN' words!!!!
- From: Eugenia Gracer <email @ redacted>
- Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 15:57:00 -0400
Okay, I'm going to put my .02 in. Many diabetes nurse educators wear
the pump with saline to get a feel of what it is like to wear a second
pancreas. If more endos would do this to really get a feel for what it
is like to wear a pump and try to get more first hand knowledge of
what their patients are dealing with, maybe they would not be so quick
to jump to conclusions.
When I recently had surgery, my pump made the staff so nervous that I
had to show five different people how to put it into a suspend mode (I
should have made them pay for batteries). I did stress that under no
circumstances were they to do this and that they were to call my nurse
educator instead. But, it really amazes me that there is such a lack
of training in a pre-op area of a hospital. In other words, more than
just endos need to have further education regarding diabetes.
If doctors are so intent on making sure that their diabetic patients
have good HbA1c levels then they need to do more reading themselves on
how pump therapy is the way to go to achieve this.
Now, I'll get off of my soapbox.
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/