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Re: [IPk] How to get pump funding...

If I decided tomorrow I wanted a pump, and was prepared to pay for it 
upfront myself, how quickly could I get one?

Even if I didn't want (or wasn't prepared to wait for) public funding, are 
most endocrinologists still against pumps?



>From: John Neale <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: [IPk] How to get pump funding...
>Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2000 12:20:37 +0100
> >I too am trying for funding at the moment. My specialist believes I have 
> >good case - (dawn phenomenon and I want to start a family) and is going 
> >write to the local Health authority but I'm not holding out too much 
> >I'd be interested to know what you used in your arguments.
>I am very keen to have a page on the Insulin Pumpers UK website at
>http://www.insulin-pumpers.org.uk which will give specific advice on how to
>obtain funding in the UK. Perhaps a sample of letters and arguments that
>other people have used successfully?
>If anyone feels willing and able to write this page, please contact me
>urgently at email @ redacted No special skills are required: you
>just write the text, and I will construct the webpage using it. I can't
>write the page myself as I don't have the necessary information.
>We already have a page on funding at
>http://www.insulin-pumpers.org.uk/main/ukfunding.shtml, but the ground is
>shifting so rapidly it is somewhat out of date already.
>In the meantime, don't forget that John Davis runs a very successful
>organisation called INPUT, and he can provide you with advice. His email is
>email @ redacted and phone number is 01590 677911
>mailto:email @ redacted
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