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[IPk] Progress within the NHS


You're right. Valid points which I shall endeavour to remember when stating 
the case for pumping. Thank you.


>From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Jackie
>Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 16:48:29 -0800
> > Michael,
> >
> > You're talking to the converted again though aren't you.  It would
> > appear that research/studies in countries other than Britain 'don't
> > count' with some British consultants/PCTs.
>The British consultants don't seem to do much research of their own.
>Most of it is done in the US, Scandinavia, and a little in France. I
>think I did see one or two from either Germany or Belgium
> > We have taken piles of
> > documents to our PCT (thanks to Input & Medtronic & to this site)
> > but have been met with dismissal of much of the 'evidence' because
> > it isn't relevant within our health care system....um. It is
> > frightening.
>I guess the question to ask is "since the British health care system
>has published no studies on pump therapy, where is the relevant data
>you propose to use when UNIVERSALLY all other studies show it is
>if you beat them hard enough and long enough, they will get bruises
>heh..... heh..... I've watched the progress that those of you in the
>UK have made since the IP-UK list started and although it may seem
>slow to you, I think you've come remarkably far in the last few
>years. Moving governmental bodies to change their ways usually takes
>decades. You've managed to generate movement in a few short years.
>There are now kids on pumps, supplies being paid for, and the
>prospect now of pumps being part of general diabetes management.
>Sure, there is still the task of convincing the local boards that
>they should fund each individual pump, but at least now it is being
>considered where before it was not considered at all. That's
>progress, and rapid progress for a government bureaucracy.
>The glass "is" half full.
>email @ redacted
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