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Re: [IPk] NICE



Hi Liz

Well done, it seems like you have got off to a brilliant start with the
pump.  Hope you get you best HbA1c, that will show them!

Jackie



----- Original Message -----
From: "Liz Hawkins" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: 14 August 2001 22:28
Subject: RE: [IPk] NICE


> Hi
>
> I've seen the mails going about re the Dafne project/control/pumps, etc.
>
> My control with MDI was appalling and despite playing by the rules, my
HbA1c
> were regularly in the teens, resulting from regular Bg's of between 12 and
> 24!
>
> Before the pump I'd been on pens for the last 15 or so years and in the
end
> was approaching my control in a very similar way to that of the pump.  I
was
> injecting each time I ate with varying amounts depending on what I was
> eating - sometimes resulting in 8 or 9 injections a day ...
>
> My clinic applied for me to go on a Dafne course at a local hospital and
> were also looking at the possibility of pump therapy.  It took a year to
get
> funding for the pump and (don't you know it) the letter saying I'd got
into
> Dafne came on the second day of me 'pumping' saline to get used to the
> pump!!
>
> Even after 3 months the opinion of my consultant about pumps is sceptical
to
> say the least.  I rang recently to thank her for getting me pumping and
was
> met with the response that I "would need a lot more support than just the
> pump to get my Bg's where we want them".
>
> I'm sorry if I seem to be on a bit of a rant but with the pump I feel as
if
> I've woken up from a ten-year sleep.  I am really happy with my Bg's most
of
> the time - I potter along between 4 and 9 most of the time with some highs
> up to 12.  The highs are mostly mornings but even these are becoming less
of
> a regularity.  I go for my first 'fully-pumped' HbA1c next month and I
can't
> wait - I will be very interested to find out what they think I should be
at
> ....
>
> All steam vented now :o)
>
> Best Wishes
>
> Liz
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