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Re: [IPk] Medics' reaction to the pump



It always amazes me that people who really should understand dm better 
obviously have no idea.  What hope is there for the ordinary person in the 
street.....


>From: "Abigail King" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IPk] Medics' reaction to the pump
>Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 00:21:05 -0000
>
>started new job today in obstetrics and gynaecology- after 6 months in
>general practice. I was wearing my pump in a prominent place. One registrar
>in general medicine asked me if it was a pager. Whem I explained about a
>pump he asked me about the dosage(how much does it give- one unit per
>our?)  - yeah like I'd be constantly pigging out on mars bars. He then said
>he thought it would only be useful for "brittle diabetics" and when I said
>that it put the patient firmly in control of their condition and explained
>about the necessity of monitoring bg at least 4x/ day he reacted as if this
>was a really weird, unusual thing to do.
>An anaesthetist asked if I was wearing a 24 hour ECG machine and when I
>explained " no, 24 hour insulin" he expressed his apologies and asked if 
>I'd
>become really  unstable. I was able to answer, not since having the pump.
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