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Re: [IPk] Funding of pumps and consumables



I completely agree with you my doctor was no help  and I am on the sick
after working for forty years with type 1 diabetes  and I have to purchase
and run the pump my self      we should be registered as drug addict we
would get more help
          best regards
                           vic

----- Original Message -----
From: "matthew.prigmore" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 8:16 PM
Subject: [IPk] Funding of pumps and consumables


> Dear John
>
> I,m sorry to say that I have had no financial support for either the pump
or
> the consumables. I tried my own doctor who stated that the pump and
> consumables were outside of the constraints of both National and Local
> funding.
> Well what a surprise!
> I have heard stories that if you apply at your local job centre stating
that
> you are in danger of loosing your job due to the instability of your day
to
> day diabetic control (and if this statement is supported by a letter from
your
> health care professionals) and that if your company are willing to support
you
> to the tune of #300.00 (assuming you are in employment), that there is a
fund
> called "Access to Work", this fund so I've been told may be able to pay
for
> all but the #300.00 your employer has to fund.
> Unfortunately I was not aware of this help (assuming that the above is
> correct) at the time of purchasing my pump.
> My pump is a D-Tron not as my profile stated H-Tron.
> John I wish you well in your quest for financial help, I hope your doctor
is
> more forthcoming than mine!
>
> All the best....let me know how you get on.
>
> Regards
> Matthew
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