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Re: [IPk] funding



hi i have just received funding from north Somerset so keep on trying  you
have to get to them and make them fed up with you i can be done  have you
tried your m. p  send as many letters as you can in every direction
                                                   best regards vic I D D
for forty years
----- Original Message -----
From: "Julian Woodley" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] funding


> Abigail
>
> I know exactly how you feel.  I was told shortly after starting the pump
> that "The Diabetes Team has considerable Power to persuade the relevant
> authorities to consider funding"  My consultant & DSN wrote to the Primary
> CAre Trust and the Hospital trust and were turned down flat.
> I was told not to give up and wrote to a few places myself with the
> asistance of letters of support from DSN.  That was a while ago and I've
> heard nothing since.  I think that pump therapy is relatively new down
here
> and even the professionals didn't realise the political problems involved
in
> getting funding. However I was given a few infusion sets by the DSN when
> cash was at a personal low.  Now I find that the Diabetes centre has a
small
> stock of minimed pumps for patients use and not all are being used.
> grrrrrrrrrrr
>
>
> >From: "Abigail King" <email @ redacted>
> >Reply-To: email @ redacted
> >To: <email @ redacted>
> >Subject: [IPk] funding
> >Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 19:53:40 -0700
> >
> >I wonder how many have obtained funding with the help of a consultant
> >working
> >away from their local hospital. ie some distance away
> >I wrote to my health authority recently ( we still have them in Wales)
and
> >they wrote back saying they had funded the initial cost of a pump and
> >consumables for one patient(  3 months) and the hospital ( not my
hospital,
> >but one about 2 hours away) had agreed to pick up the long term costs as
> >part
> >of a continuing care package. As far as I am aware there is only one
pumper
> >at
> >this hospital and I assume I would have more chance if I managed to get
> >support from the consultant I see in Gloucester as they are , I suppose,
a
> >"
> >pump centre"
> >The locum consultant I see at my district general appears very positive
> >about
> >pumps ( although was not at all familiar with them until he met me) but I
> >think he is leaving soon and the hospital might end up with someone else
> >practising 1970s  diabetes care
> >
> >I'm starting to feel a little annoyed as I have had a run of needing to
> >change
> >cannulae 3 hours to 36 hours after insertion due to a variety of reasons
> >including managing to catch them in my sleep. I've been giving out to
> >threats
> >( to myself) that if HbA1c in clinic tomorrow isn't well below 8 % I'm
> >going
> >to go back to MDI
> >( Don't think I'd really do this- memory is not really that poor!!)
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