Re: [IPk] Pump Funding
Congratulations! I am sorry that they put you in that position &
pressurised you in that way.
I worry that your success will encourage them to adopt that approach
with other patients.
You have more than earned your holiday!
> On 16 Jan 2014, at 18:35, "Suzanne Allen" <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Dear Folks,
> Just wanted to share some good news with you.
> A little while ago I wrote to the forum because I was very stressed at being
> told if I didn't get my HbA1c level down from 8.6 I might not get any
> further funding for my pump. When I asked the doctor what target I should
> aim for, she vaguely pointed to about 7.0 on a wall chart. I wrote to her
> later saying, amongst other things, that I thought that target was too low
> for a someone with gastro paresis and difficult to control diabetes, having
> had it for 63 years. I got a letter back suggesting I aim for 8.0 but not
> specifically saying I would get funding if I achieved that.
> Anyway, I aimed to get it down to 7.0. Today I saw the diabetic nurse and
> the blood test showed a HbA1c of 7.3, so the nurse said they would
> immediately apply for funding! Phew what a relief, I've been on the job
> 24/7 and can now relax a little. Also my husband and I had to put a holiday
> to Thailand on hold until I got good results so hopefully, if we can get a
> late booking, Thailand here we come.
> Thank you for all the help and advice you gave me.
> Suzanne Allen
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