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



Donald,

it is great that someone at Mile End was able to put you on a pump.  Last 
time I went there I saw a registrar (can't remember his name sorry) but I 
wasn't overly impressed with his DM knowledge.

Did you ask to be seen by Dr Boucher, or is it all just the luck of the draw 
who you see on the day?

I would love to have a particular specialist I see on a regular basis to 
enable me to build a constructive doctor/patient relationship (and yes I do 
believe that is possible!) but I see someone different every single time I 
go, which makes continuity of care quite difficult.

I am going to see my GP on Tuesday, hopefully she will refer to me to Prof 
Amiel and Kings', but if she doesn't I might see if I can see Dr Boucher at 
Mile End.

Thanks for the positive feedback about Mile End,

Ingrid


>From: "Donald O' Donnell" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] RE: hands and feet...extra question
>Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 18:21:13 -0000
>
>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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