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Re: [IPk] Withdrawl of funding?? Advice Needed.

Your HBA1c is probably wrong. They are prone to error and it would be a
traversity of fairness if you lost your pump on that basis. I wrote about
this last week and said:
Last week I returned from my GP's who advised me that my HBA1c taken on 18
Nov at the local hospital was 6.5.  A commendable result.       On 29
October I had the HBA1c done at my diabetes clinic and the result was 8.4.
A poor result.

I cannot beleive the HBA1c would fluctuate so wildely over such a short
space of time- and there was nothing unsual taking place over that time
interval in my life.

It is nothing to do with so called 'assays' as the concluding implication of
each professional was quite different. The DSN says my control is poor and
should be tightened up and my GP who specialises in Diabetes says my control
is good and whatever I am doing is right.

One of them is clearly wrong and more significantly for this group it means
HBA1c results cannot be trusted.

Martin Seitler
IDDM 15 years, Pumper 3.5 years

----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2003 7:22 PM
Subject: [IPk] Withdrawl of funding?? Advice Needed.

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>  I went for my diabetes check up today. Unfortunately the normal
consultant was
> not there today. I saw his SHO instead. My hba1 was 8.1!!!! normally over
> past year or so they have been between 6.1 and 7.5. He made the suggestion
> I should come off the pump and also if I refused, funding may well be
> by my PCT, who, might I just add, were very much against funding me in the
> place..
>  I spoke to a diabestes nurse later in the day who informed me that on
> occassion it should be ok, but it is expected that it should be down in
> months. If not it will have to be looked at again by the PCT.
> Has anyone else experienced this?
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