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Re: [IP] Speech



Hi Leslie,
What a great job you've done!  If I were going to address a bunch of endo=
s I would concentrate on how much better my life is now.  Your MD will =
probably take care of all the technical before and after stuff.  Every =
success and the best of luck.
Frank

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> Okay, here is some background.  I live in a rural area.  My doctor is =
the
> only endo in Mid-Missouri who is registered to start patients on the =
pump.
> The University Hospital which has a huge diabetic center does not belie=
ve
> that pump therapy is any better for patients than MDI.  I know this the=
 hard
> way because 3 years ago when I was pregnant with my son I was having
> horrendous lows (being treated at the university) and asked about pump
> therapy and was told "It is not necessary, won't help with the lows I =
must
> be doing something wrong."  Needless to say I changed doctors to my new=
 one,
> who helped even things out and as soon as he was able to get the traini=
ng
> and knowledge on pumps, started me and several other patients on them. =
 My
> doctor has been talking with these endos showing them before and after =
logs
> from his patients that he has started on pumps.  (I was his 3rd)
>
>     In February he is trying to set up a meeting with most of the endos=
 in
> our area to explain the benefits of the pump to them to try and convinc=
e
> them they should be at least more knowledgeable about pump therapy and
> hopefully to convert them to helping their patients who want to start
> pumping.  He has asked me to come and give testimony (speech!) to these
> doctors and to answer questions.  I have told him about this list and =
he
> said it sounded great.  What my question is (after all my rambling) is =
does
> anyone have any suggestions on how I should go about enthusiastically
> endorsing the pump without sounding like an idiot to all these medical
> people?  Any suggestions would really be appreciated.  Thanks.
>
> Leslie
>
>
> 
> Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/
>



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