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RE: [IPk] Hospital visit



I think people who have skills in pumps are most suited to train
patients. If bits aren't done properly - it makes it look less
successful and then no one will get funding.... I like the idea of pump
centres....

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	morag_mclaren_minimed [SMTP:email @ redacted]
> Sent:	19 January 2000 10:55
> To:	email @ redacted
> Subject:	Re: [IPk] Hospital visit
> 
> Slow down this is starting to scare me !!
> 
> UK pump users are still going to need supportive centres here who can
> see them , assist with pump advise and troubleshooting etc.
> Long distance medical care can be difficult and may result in problems
> .
> 
> This may be a stop gap and allow a few people to get onto a pump
> quickly but it is not a suitable long term solution .
> 
> We are training pump centres in the UK as quickly as we can and if
> your doctors aren't supportive we can arrange to give them a
> presentation on the benefits of CSII including an update on recent
> studies and try to change their views .
> If they remain unhelpful we can suggest that you contact other centres
> where we are setting up a pump programme and pumps are being used .
> 
> The UK situation is improving quickly but some areas are slower to
> start than others .
> 
> Please feel free to contact us and we can discuss the best approach
> that will work for you in your area .
> 
> Michael , thanks for your ideas . I do feel that the pump doctor needs
> to see the patient .
> If things go wrong in the conservative UK with pumps now then the
> doctors and NHS will never consider this a viable alternative to
> injections .
> 
> How do the rest of you feel about this ?
> Morag
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael <email @ redacted
> 
> 
> >> I wonder if insulin-pumpers.org is willing to go just a little
> >> further, and refer people to medical advisors willing to do a
> >> one-off case review and prescription (for a set fee, of course). 
> >> The doctor(s) could combine the reviews with holidays in the UK (or
> >> other backward countries) or we could add in the cost of a holiday
> >> to the US to the overall cost of the pump.  That is, if the doctors
> >> feel that it is necessary to actually see the patient, rather than
> >> just their notes.
> >
> >
> >I'll take it up with some of the docs I know in the US. Recently 
> >there has been a crackdown on physicians that prescribe without 
> >seeing the patient or reviewing records. I think there could be a 
> >work around if the medical records were available.
> >
> >Michael
> >email @ redacted
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