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Re: Subject: Re: [IP] Them's FIGHTIN' words!!!!
- Subject: Re: Subject: Re: [IP] Them's FIGHTIN' words!!!!
- From: "Frank W. Tegethoff, jr." <email @ redacted>
- Date: Mon, 05 Oct 98 15:06:17 PDT
Just to let you know, When I had my first, and only I hope, site infectio=
n I went to the surgery clinic as UCSF. Low and behold the senior MD too=
k care of me. He was VERY interested in the pump and made a point of run=
ning me past alot of the students. I was happy to be the guinnea pig du =
jour. The rest of the medical world is learning, but you're right it doe=
s seem to be a bit slow. Take care.
> Okay, I'm going to put my .02 in. Many diabetes nurse educators =
> the pump with saline to get a feel of what it is like to wear a =
> pancreas. If more endos would do this to really get a feel for wha=
> is like to wear a pump and try to get more first hand knowledge =
> what their patients are dealing with, maybe they would not be so =
> to jump to conclusions.
> When I recently had surgery, my pump made the staff so nervous tha=
> had to show five different people how to put it into a suspend mod=
> should have made them pay for batteries). I did stress that under =
> circumstances were they to do this and that they were to call my =
> educator instead. But, it really amazes me that there is such a =
> of training in a pre-op area of a hospital. In other words, more =
> just endos need to have further education regarding diabetes.
> If doctors are so intent on making sure that their diabetic patien=
> have good HbA1c levels then they need to do more reading themselve=
> 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/
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