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Re: [IPu] Brittian? Brittain??



Dear Alan,

I was SOOOOOO ANGRY when I read this RUBBISH that I sent a response to the
British Medical Journal re: the DAFNE Study.  You can respond via
www.bmj.com  go to the article and respond via complaints.

Good health and keep pumping !

Janette
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Reed" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Cc: <email @ redacted>; "Diana Maynard"
<email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2002 2:48 PM
Subject: [IPu] Brittian? Brittain??


> Michael,
> When I first read this message I thought it was a joke but on further
> consideration I was not sure what to believe. Thank goodness I, with my
> family, escaped from Brittain in 1971.
> I must state however that my endo in the UK gave me clear instructions on
> how to balance insulin against urine sugar tests from day 1.
> Michael, are you sure that Brittian isn't a country in Africa or South
> America? We had better check with D. Maynard because my memory tells me
she
> lives in a town? called Sheffield.
> Alan Reed
>
> Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 11:36:30 -0800
> From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IP] Is this a *Breakthrough*????
>
> Yeah, after all this time the medical profession in Brittian is
> finally discovering MDI and carb counting. Some day maybe they will
> discover Pump Therapy :-(  The daily struggle our friends across the
> water must go through with their government run health care system is
> appalling.
>
> Michael
>
> > This was a report on the BBC  10/4/02. I don't know about anyway else
> > but the one I received it from has been using this type of regime in
> > New York since about 10 years ago.
> >
> > http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2295325.stm
> >
> > Friday, 4 October, 2002, 00:35 GMT 01:35 UK
> > *Diabetics 'freed from strict diets'*
> > Insulin injection
> > Some 350,000 Britons have type I diabetes
> > A new treatment regime for patients with type I diabetes looks set
> > to transform the lives of millions of people with the disease.
> >
> > A study by doctors in England has found that simple adjustments to
> > the amount of insulin patients take allows them to eat almost
> > anything they wish.
> >
> > The vast majority of people with the disease currently have to
> > follow strict diets to ensure their sugar levels remain stable.
> >
> >
> > This is a fantastic breakthrough and offers people with diabetes the
> > chance of a more spontaneous, normal life
> >
> > Suzanne Lucas, Diabetes UK
> >
> > Doctors said the breakthrough would enable patients "to fit diabetes
> > into their lives rather than their lives into diabetes".
> >
> > Dr Simon Heller and colleagues at Northern General Hospital in
> > Sheffield enrolled 169 patients with type I diabetes into their
> > insulin dose adjustment for normal eating (DAFNE) trial.
> >
> > *Slow uptake*
> >
> > The theory that patients with type I diabetes can eat anything they
> > wish as long as they adjust their insulin intake was first developed
> > in Germany.
> >
> > However, it has been slow to take off in other parts of the world,
> > including the UK. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence is
> > currently assessing the programme.
> >
> > The Sheffield doctors divided the patients into two groups.
> >
> > The first received training on how to adjust their insulin intake to
> > take account of their changing diet. The second group received their
> > usual treatment.
> >
> > After six months, the doctors found that those in the first group
> > had more stable blood sugar levels despite the fact that they had to
> > take insulin injections more often.
> >
> > They also reported greater satisfaction with treatment, general
> > well-being and quality of life.
> >
> > Writing in the British Medical Journal, the doctors said the
> > findings had the potential to dramatically improve the lives of
> > people with type I diabetes.
> >
> > "We have shown in a group of volunteers that skills training in
> > insulin adjustment that provides patients with the ability to fit
> > diabetes into their lives rather than their lives into diabetes
> > improves quality of life and glycaemic control in the short term.
> >
> > "The DAFNE approach has the potential to reduce the incidence of
> > microvascular complications and thereby protect quality of life in
> > the long term as well as the short term."
> >
> > They said further research is needed to see if the findings could
> > apply to all patients with type I diabetes. But they estimate that
> > at least half could benefit from this approach.
> >
> > They added that the programme could help the NHS to save money by
> > reducing the cost of treating patients who develop kidney disease
> > and eye problems.
> >
> > *'Fantastic breakthrough'*
> >
> > The charity Diabetes UK described the findings as "fantastic".
> >
> > Suzanne Lucas, its director of care, said: "DAFNE has been a
> > liberating experience for people on the trial. Many people found
> > their whole lifestyle and outlook on life has improved following the
> > course and with better diabetes control their worries about
> > complications have reduced.
> >
> > "Participants also found they were able to travel abroad without
> > worrying about missing a meal or eating on time.
> >
> > "This is a fantastic breakthrough and offers people with diabetes
> > the chance of a more spontaneous, normal life."
> >
> > Type 1 diabetes develops if the body is unable to produce any
> > insulin. This type of diabetes usually appears before the age of 40.
> >
> > An estimated 350,000 people in the UK have type I diabetes. That
> > figure is expected to increase substantially in the years ahead
> > because of poor diet and people exercising less.
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