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Re: [IPk] RE: hands and feet...extra question



Hi Pat
My name is Donald and I am at Mile End under Dr.Boucher.

I have been on the pump now for 7 months in fact I will be seeing him for
the first time this Thursday at 13:30 and it was he that helped me get on to
the pump, my I point out not financially.

Hope to see you one day there.

Donald

----- Original Message -----
From: Ingrid Morrow <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 9:25 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] RE: hands and feet...extra question


> Pat,
>
> I make the effort to see the "specialist" at Mile End Hospital, but when
you
> come out of the appt with the "specialist" believing you know more than he
> does (ie Mile End does not have a single person on a pump, and the
> "specialist" had not even heard of Glargine, also even though my morning
bgs
> are consistently unstable, he did not want to change my long acting
because
> it would stuff the rest of the dat up!), it does make you question the
worth
> of going to a GP (who, logic tells me, is going to know less than the
> "specialist" at the Diabetes clinic!).
>
> Anyway, I am hoping against hope that I will still be able to see the GP
on
> Tuesday about my suspicious mole (really just for a fifth opinion (my dad,
> my dad's surgeon, my (private) GP here, and the (private) dermatologist),
> and for a referral to a decent "specialist" who will hopefully know what
she
> is talking about!
>
>
>
> Cheers,
>
> Ingrid
>
> >From: Pat Reynolds <email @ redacted>
> >Reply-To: email @ redacted
> >To: email @ redacted
> >Subject: Re: [IPk] RE: hands and feet...extra question
> >Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 23:57:25 +0000
> >
> >Hi Ingrid,
> >
> >I used to feel exactly that way, Ingrid, and now I wish I _had_ gone in
> >for the tests and useless advice, because at least I'd have more
> >information on how beneficial the pump has been.  Also, I guess, should
> >my kidneys have started to fail, or something else they would have
> >picked it up.
> >
> >In fact, I'd have done the tests and said 'send me the results for my
> >records, and if there's any changes which you think I should be making,
> >or extra treatment I should have, call me in, but if you are not able to
> >make any recommendations other than 'relax, and carry on', let's not
> >waste our time by meeting'.
> >
> >Hindsight, however, is very different vision!
> >
> >Sooo... I'd apologise (never hurts) for missing the data collection
> >exercise on the 17th, and re-arrange it and the subsequent GP clinic.
> >
> >
> > >Why is it that so many of us who are out there trying to prevent being
> >even
> > >more a burden on the health system than we already are getting into
> >trouble
> > >so much????
> >
> >I feel this is because diabetes is a condition which need holistic long-
> >term, partnership-based treatment, but the NHS is set up to treat the
> >condition not the person, is more short-term than local government
> >(working to 12 month cycles rather than 4 year cycles), is not 'joined
> >up' to social benefits/losses and is inherently patricarchal, racist,
> >sexist (and ablitst).
> >
> >We get into trouble partly because we are pointing out that the Emperor
> >has no clothes (or rather, that we understand that nudity has its place,
> >and works for some people, it's just that we'd rather the Emperor, in
> >our house, put on a pair of trousers).
> >
> >Finally, do you have a duvet?  I find duvets are such nice things for
> >going and screaming into, on occasions.
> >
> >With best wishes,
> >
> >Pat
> >(who is planning to die in 3085: that way, I can just about finish all
> >currently planned projects)
> >--
> >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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