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Re: [IPk] to pump or not to pump

>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.

Just to clear my name... I have never suggested anyone do what I did! I was
in exceptional circumstances, working abroad on temporary contracts,
without access to diabetes healthcare. I therefore went through a private
specialist who carefully vetted and approved what I was doing.

However, I now have proper health insurance, and proper diabetes
healthcare, since I ceased to be officially resident in Britain. (There
were complex tax issues involved here).

My diabetes clinic in Freiburg (Germany) has about 40 people on the pump,
with a diabetes specialist nurse who herself uses a pump. As a group,
pumpers there get far tighter control and higher quality of life, but they
like to see pumpers every 3 months for a check-up, rather than the usual 6
months. And initially, they go through very intensive training sessions.


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