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Re: [IP] Not just Nova Scotia
- Subject: Re: [IP] Not just Nova Scotia
- From: pat & dave springall <email @ redacted>
- Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 19:33:12 -0230
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Darrin: Well, did I open a can of worms.. I think I'll stay in Nfld.. cause I
have one hell of good team going for me here.. When I go to clinic.. their is a
endo, diabetic educator and dietitian there and they discuss with you and you
have your input as to your care..I can't believe there are professional out
there like that..My educator told us that if we had to go to emergency, that
under no circumstances was anyone to touch our pump..the nurses figure that
there is nothing to the pump..boy! are they wrong..she told me that if she had
to leave or if something happened to her position, they would replace her with a
regular nurse.. boy! is that scarey!! When it comes to diabetics and diabetic
care, my educator has done her homework.. I'm grateful to have her on my team..
and look out.. she going to be putting an 11 year old on the pump after
Xmas..that will make 3 for Newfoundland...if all goes well, she'll have every
diabetic on the pump before long LOL! anyways, enough rambling..we have to get
CDA on the move.. it looks like they were bought out by our government..we'll
have to change that.. right!!
Yours in Pumping,
Darrin Parker wrote:
> >I would love to learn about Nova Scotia. What is CDA up to? Is JDF
> >active in your province? Do you have active Diabetes Clinics?
> No questoin about it. New brunswick is the most progressive Atlantic
> Canada probince in many ways.
> CDA? Don't know what they are up to. Don't care. JDF, although I was a
> member for many years, I have seen a presence in NS.
> We haev "Diabetes Clinics" here. However I have not been to one since
> 1990. My mother has been to them over the last four years. She was diag
> as type I in 1994.
> In know from my past expereince and that of my mom's that these clinics
> present us with a most huliating and degrading experience. I gave up on
> any control for a while just because of the clincs.
> There are terrible people in these clinics. There is absolutley no
> discussion or exchange between the patient and the "health professional".
> You sit there and they tell you what to do and if you don't: "or else".
> They refuse to discuss anything. No carb counting, no alternatives.
> Everything seems to come form a book on diabetes probably published in 1960.
> One more thing about these clinics is that there is no integration between
> the nurse, dietition and doctor at all! Three hands and none of them speak
> to each other!
> When I was younger I came away form these places crying. Now I watch my
> mom do the same. She has decided to keep two sets of books: one for her
> own use and her docs and one for teh clinic's. Of course, the clinic's
> book has perfect test results! They do not allow you more than one reading
> above 8.0 in a month. If you do have a high; you are non-compliant and get
> the line: "You diabetics... ..I've never seen a bunch so eager to destroy
> themselves... ..now, if I were a diabetic I'd keep good tests so I would
> never get complications". Etc etc.
> The only good endo i ever had provided me wiht the understanding that if
> one was well versed and experienceds in the aspects of diabetes mgt it
> would be a big step backwards to go to a diabetes clinic here.
> Sorry for the ramble. The mention of those places drives me nuts. When I
> get time; I am going to try a campaign to get qualified diabetes personnel
> in those places and get rid of the "politcal appointees" who have little or
> no education in diabetes.
> Darrin Parker
> email @ redacted Nova Scotia, Canada!
> "Silence is a lie. Silence has a loud voice. It shouts, 'Nothing
> important is happening -- don't worry.' So, when something important IS
> going on, silence is a lie." -A.M. Rosental
> Check out: http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Spa/4750/intro.htm and go
> FORWARD to "The Article".
> Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/
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