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[IPu] Fwd: [IPk] re Naive question

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>At present some people get everything supplied, or they buy the pump but get
>consumables funded. Most people are fully self funding. I don't think there is
>any half way situation where consumables are partially funded. NICE have now
>published guidelines recommending funding for some according to strict
>criteria like sever hypos needing help from another person or A1c> 7.5 despite
>optimised MDI. Many people would not necessarily fall into these criteria but
>the pump has still made a drastic improvement to health and quality of life.
>Peronsally I am afraid that the above are far too open to interpretation:
>judging by the punitive attitudes toward people with diabetes of some health
>care professionals (plenty of examples of this in the archives of this list),
>I suspect pumps will still be limited and many people will be accused of
>having an unsuitable lifestyle causing poor control, because they work
>irregular hours and basically do things that a non diabetic will take for

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