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Re: [IPk] Pumps and the BDA


Sounds great - if you want help in suggesting a European perspective we can
recommend speakers working in clinics that have several hundred patients on
pumps rather than the 0-6-10 in the UK - might make people realise that the
current structure of a UK diabetes clinic can support larger numbers of pump
patients.  The panel discussion would expose the misconceptions that the
care teams have re pumps paricularly if pump patients were also on the
panel - Funding has to be covered as local branches could be useful here

Best wishes

John H

Best wishes
-----Original Message-----
From: Moira Harrison <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: 15 August 1999 13:22
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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