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Re: [IPu] Equity re Syringes ..... Survey ????

----- Original Message -----
From: "Janette Dunn" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 9:18 PM
Subject: [IPu] Equity re Syringes ..... Survey ????

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> Hi Everyone,
> This term I need to complete some work on "Assessing Community Needs"
> includes a Community Survey, for my Study Program.  Whilst I am aware of
> lobbying about Pump consumables, I am really interested in the inequity
> regarding Syringes.
> I find it extremely unfair (and discriminatory) that Diabetics who use
> injections recieve subsidised (in NSW free) syringes; but Syringes for
> are not.  Manually injecting I used 4 Syringes per day (or 32 every 8
days) at
> NIL cost.  But as a Pump user I need to replace the 300u Syringe that fits
> pump every 8 days AND PAY FOR IT.
> There seems to be an assumption in some DA circles that although lobbying
> "progressing", I "choose" to use a pump.  I have responded that my
"choice" in
> October 2001 was either a Pancreas Transplant or to trial a Pump to
attempt to
> reregulate massive, debilitating BG swings.  (Luckily 3 minute Insulin
> delivery and 11 daily basal settings has given me BG control ... and my
> back )!!!!  So why am I being discriminated against in comparison to non
> users ?
> So ... I have been thinking that I may survey Pump users about this
> and perhaps some other Pump issues.
> Would you complete a survey of this type ????
> Maybe a 100 or 200 Australian Pump User surveys sent to DA and the NDSS
> may "help" resolve this anomally.
> Thoughts and ideas .... gratefully received,
> Janette Dunn
> T1 34 Years
> gratefully returned to good health by:
> Assoc Professor Stephen Colagiuri
> Director
> Dept of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
> Prince of Wales Hospital
> Randwick, NSW                 and an Animas Insulin Pump.
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Dear Janette,

Count me in for your survey - what do you want done?

Best regards,

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