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Re: [IPk] Pumps and the BDA

Moira ,
This sounds like an excellent idea .

We would be very interested in backing the plan and in helping where ever
possible .[ having an exhibition stand , providing literature about pump
therapy , sponsoring a pump speaker etc .]

Please feel free to call me to discuss your ideas .

Best wishes
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-----Original Message-----
From: Moira Harrison <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: 15 August 1999 13:29
Subject: Re: [IPk] Pumps and the BDA

>> Moira - let us know how we can create more pump awareness through the
>> John
>> Dear John,
>The reason I wanted to know if all or most pumpers are BDA members is
because I
>would love to arrange something for the Voluntary Groups Conference in
Blackpool in
>Feb.  For anyone who doesn't know, the BDA has a conference once a year
which BDA
>branches are invited to send two delegates. Area-coordinators like myself
>attend as well. The branch delegates have only to pay their travel costs
and these
>are usually met the branch. All the other costs are paid by the BDA. At the
>conference members are treated to a whole host of parallel sessions and
speakers on
>various topics to do with diabetes. Parallel sessions are smaller and there
is more
>chance to participate in discussion. We have had speakers on all topics
>diet, footcare, physchology of diabetes, research, drugs etc. There are
>display stands and quite often glucose meter companies or suchlike have a
stand and
>demonstrate. Wouldn't it be a good idea for Disetronic and MiniMed to have
a stand
>at the next conference and what about a parallel session about pumps and
people can
>see and hear for themselves what it involves. Delegates go back to their
>and tell the other members about the conference and that would help to
spread the
>word. We could also possibly have a panel discussion between doctors/nurses
>pumpers to air the pros and cons. There are lots of possibilities and I
would be
>more than happy to meet with the organising committee to arrrange something
>other pumpers are willing or able to come along in Feb.  Any feedback very
>Insulin Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/
>for mail subscription assistance, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org

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