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[IPu] Re: Hb1A

You are such an example that I am forwarding your message to both of the two
lists I am running. I hope you don't object.
Keep up the good work and if you get a chance to publish your experience
both locally and country wide, not forgetting any politicians within
earshot, do so.
Use of insulin pumps would save the country millions of Dollars and allow
them to cut the Medicare charges.
Alan Reed.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Monk" <email @ redacted>
To: "Alan Reed" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 7:41 PM
Subject: Hb1A

> Alan I have been on the pump for 14 weeks and would not return to anything
> else.
> My Hb1A is 6.
> Over the 14 weeks I have gone from 110 units to 35-40 units depending on
> much I eat for the day.
> I have spoken to 15 people about pumping, they are all going to change.
> Why do Minimed and Disetronic not advertise or promote the Pumps?
> My GP and his partner have me talking to 4 patients giving them the
> advantages and flexibility the pump has given me.
> I have done 4.2cubic metres of concreting by myself.
> Before the pump I would not have been game.
> Cut down 50% Basal and have Gatorade 600ml which is a 3 portion sports
> drink.
> I have energy back of a 20 year old before diabetes.
> Thank you for your words of advice before I started.
> I want to be able to help plenty of people move onto the pump.
> I am waiting for my Educator to get me into Hospital as she has no
> rights yet.
> My D Tron is here but I am required to be admitted to get my Health Fund
> Pay, I am also getting 6 months of ancillary to get me through.
> I also can claim $1000.00 per calendar year for ancillary items also.
> So Private Health is paying for itself each year with this alone.
> My Family are much more comfortable with my even moods not the roller
> coaster moods as before.
> Regards,
> Paul Monk
> email @ redacted
> 0438504404
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