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Re: [IP] Confused, looking for help......
- Subject: Re: [IP] Confused, looking for help......
- From: "Frank W. Tegethoff, jr." <email @ redacted>
- Date: Thu, 15 Oct 98 11:47:28 PDT
You are absolutely correct. Pump therapy is not new. What I was trying =
to say was that in my experience. It is 'new' to the vast majority of =
md and to almost all insurance co. I know that pumps have been around =
for along timeand that there had been a loyal following among a small gro=
up of endo. But I don't think that in the US we had any 'hard' scientifi=
c data to throw at the insurance industry untill the DCCT. Is my thinking=
on this correct? Please advise, if not. You may want to e mail me at =
email @ redacted as we may end up getting off topic for the list.
> > Pump therapy is new.
> Sorry Frank, but it is not new. It is 25 years old! At the time it =
> they thought we would have closed loop pumping in 10 years (that was =
> ago!). Pumping is certainly not old but when you consider that the ADA
> materials most diabetics are trained on only evolved in the 1970s and =
> insulin was only discovered in the '20s, it's just not that new.
> Don't mean to contradict you but it is this kind of misinformation that=
> whatever new insurance policy I have acquired when I change jobs to fir=
> reject my pump supply requests!
> Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/