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RE: [IPk] Getting out (was )7 year old male scared of needles???? ????



Ingrid

My consultant at Hampstead does private work through 2 hospitals.

He is also keen on pumps (so John Davis tells me:).

If you like I can send you the details.

There is also at least one person on this list who got their initial
referral through a private consultant in London.

Email me off list.

Rgds

Julian

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ingrid Morrow [mailto:email @ redacted]
> Sent: 15 January 2002 09:36
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IPk] Getting out (was )7 year old male scared of
> needles????????
> 
> 
> Pat,
> 
> This is the first time I have come across personally 
> postcoded medicine.  I 
> even asked Kings' if there are any private specialists, and 
> they said there 
> is only one who is now retired!  I wouldn't want to see 
> someone so last in 
> the medical career anyway, I doubt very much he would even 
> have heard of 
> pumps.
> 
> I have been getting higher morning readings and asked my 
> specialist at Mile 
> End about changing to another insulin.  His view was that 
> because the rest 
> of the day was OK he wasn't inclined to change my longacting 
> just for one 
> part of the day.
> 
> Does that sound reasonable to you?????
> 
> I think not.  It is just unfortunate that some areas have more modern 
> specialists than others (and I am not just talking funding 
> here, but the 
> option to even try something newer), and because I live in 
> the "wrong" area 
> I don't get the option to even try.
> 
> But I am not the first to run across this problem, and I know 
> I won't be the 
> last.
> 
> I guess I will just have to sound out the GP....
> 
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Ingrid
> 
> 
> >From: Pat Reynolds <email @ redacted>
> >Reply-To: email @ redacted
> >To: email @ redacted
> >Subject: [IPk] Getting out (was )7 year old male scared of  
> needles????????
> >Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 18:08:09 +0000
> >
> >Dear Ingrid,
> >
> >
> >My feeling is that, underneath these lie the real reasons. Why do you
> >need to improve control before getting pregnant?  Because 
> it's not good
> >now (if you have hba1cs in the non-diabetic range, never have a hypo,
> >and never worry about when and what someone's going to serve you for
> >dinner, then you have perfect control).
> >
> >Focus on what's wrong now: too many hypos?  poor control 
> during illness?
> >inability to exercise without loosing control?  Then say why 
> you think
> >one of the new long-acting insulins or a pump might help.
> >
> >What impact does that poor control have short-term and long-term?
> >
> >What changes have been made to your treatment to try and 
> permit you to
> >get good control?  Only if your current specialist has at least tried
> >some of the options, does being referred out of town seem 
> reasonable (or
> >if the specialist has said 'I don't know what else to do'.
> >
> >I'm afraid I don't know what your chances are of being treated out of
> >area.  I was referred out by a very sympathetic gp, who 
> agreed that the
> >current specialist was only suggesting things which I'd already tried
> >and proved didn't work.  My GP didn't take kindly to being 
> called a liar
> >by the specialist, so that helped!
> >
> >Best wishes to all,
> >
> >Pat
> >dm30=, 508 9months+.
> >In message <email @ redacted>, Ingrid Morrow
> ><email @ redacted> writes
> > >Thanks Pat,
> > >
> > >I am going to see my GP soon about getting a referral to an 
> >endocrinologist
> > >at Kings'.
> > >
> > >I am going to have to try to persuade my GP to refer me to 
> her out of 
> >area
> > >(I live in E14, and should go to Mile End Hospital).  What 
> arguments 
> >should
> > >I use other than:
> > >
> > >1)  I want to try some other newer long acting (like 
> Lantus/Glargine)  
> >but
> > >my Mile End specialist had never heard of it
> > >
> > >2)  I want to investigate pumping (but noone is on one 
> through Mile End)
> > >
> > >3)  In a couple of years I want to try to have kids so 
> need tighter 
> >control
> > >than what I currently get.
> > >
> > >
> > >What are my chances of getting an out of area referral?
> > >
> > >Thanks
> > >
> > >Ingrid
> > >
> > >
> > >>From: Pat Reynolds <email @ redacted>
> > >>Reply-To: email @ redacted
> > >>To: email @ redacted
> > >>Subject: Re: [IPk] 37 year old male scared of needles????????
> > >>Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 07:32:25 +0000
> > >>
> > >>In message <email @ redacted>, 
> Ingrid Morrow
> > >><email @ redacted> writes
> > >> >I have never seen an insertion set, but they sound 
> enormous.  Why are
> > >>they
> > >> >so big?
> > >>
> > >>It depends upon what you are expecting, and comparing it 
> to.  I showed
> > >>my (already inserted) set to my mother-in-law last night and her
> > >>exclamation .... 'that's tiny!'.  (But then, we'd just 
> wept buckets over
> > >>Boromir getting shot full of lots of arrows!)
> > >>
> > >>But compared to the needles on pens, yes, they're huge! I 
> think they're
> > >>big because plastic needs to be thicker than steel.
> > >>
> > >>The website has lots of pictures and video clips which 
> should put your
> > >>mind at ease!
> > >>
> > >>With best wishes to all,
> > >>
> > >>Pat
> > >>(dm 30+, 508 9months+, Tolkien reader 30+)
> > >>--
> > >>Pat Reynolds
> > >>email @ redacted
> > >>    "It might look a bit messy now, but just you come 
> back in 500 years
> > >>time"
> > >>    (T. Pratchett)
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