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Re: [IPk] Putting my case forward.

Also, make sure when you are referred to a 'pump clinic' that they
actually are a pump clinic, i.e.. a clinic where patients are actively
being put onto pumps.  Sounds daft, but I got myself stuck in a clinic
which was allegedly a 'pump clinic' three years ago, on the basis that
one doctor there had some pump experience.  But his clinic wasn't set up
to accept new pumpers, even from among its own patients!  So when, a
little over 12 months ago, I was told that I could have a pump ... I
didn't expect to still be pump-less, albeit number 5 in a queue to be
put on a pump at a rate of about one a fortnight, starting in a couple
of weeks ....

Check with the pump manufacturers: commerce has better ethics than the
NHS, it seems to me.

In message <004a01c08718$b24f9a20$email @ redacted>, Barry Squire
<email @ redacted> writes
>Hi Helen,
>I had a similar experience to you with my own specialist, it took almost 18
>months to be granted permission for a free trial. After being given a lot of
>negative out of date info, I eventually asked to be referred to a clinic
>where pumps were already in use and accepted as a suitable form of therapy
>for type 1 diabetes.  I was then told that I could not have a referral but I
>could have the trial that I had been asking for, so I agree with John Neale
>and recommend that you ask for a referral. That way you will eventually get
>what you are asking for.
>Good luck.
>Barry Squire.
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Pat Reynolds
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