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Re: [IPk] to pump or not to pump


Wherever possible Disetronic try to ensure that the individual patient is
trained at their local clinic with at least one DNS/Dr present.  If the
patient encounters unreasonable resistance from the clinic or outright
refusal then they have the option of transferring their care to a recognised
pump centre as long as that pump centre agrees- both approaches are valid I

Best wishes

John H
-----Original Message-----
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: 16 August 1999 13:20
Subject: Re: [IPk] to pump or not to pump

>> My preference at this time is to refer potential pump wearers to these
>> clinics .
>> You may have to travel furthur to meet and discuss with these doctors and
>> nurses but at least you will be confident that they understand the
>> situation, have witnessed the benefits of pumps , have been fully trained
>> and are competent in all areas  .
>Does that not mean though that, effectively, the other clinics are not
>going to be learning about pump therapy?
>if I go to my doctor and say I want to be on a pump and he agrees, and
>we go through the learning process together (with the help of
>Minimed/Disetronic and whoever), then he will then be able to continue
>with other pumpers. If we restrict pumpers to the clinics that already
>are familiar with pumps, we are preventing the world of pump therapy
>to be opened up to the other clinics (in practice).
>> Please also understand that Di's situation was unusual as she initially
>> no contact with Minimed or AMT .We were not aware that she had started on
>> pump as she obtained the pump from a source overseas .
>This is true. However, John Neale went through a pump company and i
>don't recall him being given any pump training. I'm not maligning
>Minimed or anything.
>I think it all depends on (a) how confident you are about setting out
>and (b) the route you go through. A lot of the pumpers started off on
>clinical trials where obviously they got the full training through the
>Insulin Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/
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