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Re: [IPk] Riots v Reason



Hi Carol
my name is wendy, I am nineteen years old and had diabetes for six years.
Throughout the six years i have experienced nothing but problems and
hospital admittances. I constantly feel ill and depressed and this is why i
think that the pump will help me. I am also trying to obtain a months free
trial  and feel the same way about you regarding the cost. I am reluctant to
pursue this trial due to the fact that if it does work i will not have the
funding. It is a shame that there is no assistance as i feel that overall
care and control of diabetes would improve considerably. I am also going to
write a strong letter to my MP about it. I think it is true what they say
about strength in numbers.
Wendy xx
----- Original Message -----
From: David Lincoln <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2000 4:28 PM
Subject: [IPk] Riots v Reason


> John,
> I'm relatively new to pumping only owning one thanks to the Harrogate
trial
> and my diabetic nurse , but I have a problem I don't want to give the
thing
> back, in actual fact I've become rather attached to it ( pardon the pun).
I
> find myself faced with how to pay for it ? I figure I can pay for one
myself
> without too much dificulty , but why should I , why should any of us ?
>
> Then I get thinking about the tousands of diabetics who could benefit from
> this .Why aren't people being given the choice ? I work for the NHS and my
> job is all about giving people choices .It is well documented that better
> control  = reduced risk of complications , at my last clinic appointment
> before I started on the pump the Dr told me to improve my control or risk
> losing my eyesight , kidney funciton and feet to name a few .The pump for
me
> = better control , I figure this must mean a cost saving for the NHS in
the
> future .Here is where the riotus behaviour starts I want to beat the heads
> of consultants who dismiss them without knowing all the facts and I would
be
> in the middle of the riot in Trafalgar Square .
>
> Reason wins however, this has to build slowly and the various trials
around
> the country and world will produce the results. we need to change current
> thinking  but Pumpers need to advertise their pumps , why not . The more
> people who know the better .There are so many diabetics out there who know
> nothing about pumps it needs more positive press both locally and
nationally
> and lets face why not make your MP or even Tony Blairs day write him a
> letter !
> A new but mild Fanatic
> Carol
>
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