[IPk] RE: Pumps on Sky News
I watched your tape last night and again this morning. I thought you did
remarkably well in the
circumstances. You would not guess from looking at the tape that you were just
alone in a studio, you
looked as if you had done this all before. I thought you looked very cool and
collected and very
professional. The interviewer did seem hostile and didn't really know what he
was talking about. I
thought you came across well and answered all the relevant points. I suppose
the interviewer, although
seeming hostile, was probably only putting forward what some other people,
especially non diabetics, may
think. You pointed out why the extra costs were justified. I suppose they were
tying to show a balance
of views. The interview with Debbie and Jamie being very positive about the
benefits of pumps. Well
Barbara has sent me her address and I will post them on later this weekend or
early next week.
Mum of Sasha age 9
Using Lantus once a day
and Novorapid 3 - 4 times a day.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Dysch [mailto:email @ redacted]
> Sent: 13 July 2003 04:14
> To: 'uk'
> Subject: RE: Pumps on Sky News
> Hi Steve,
> Well it was an interesting experience! I was collected by cab at 6.15,
> arrived at the studio at 7.05, went live at 7.10 and was home again by 8.00.
> The studio was a room with a chair, a microphone, a camera, a loudspeaker
> and a TV monitor placed where I couldn't see it while I was looking at the
> camera. The whole thing was done remotely & I never even saw the person who
> interviewed me! Quite unnerving!
> It was nothing like what I had been briefed on and the interview was
> actually pretty aggressive, along the lines of "these things are very
> expensive, why should people have them when most diabetics do OK without?".
> The producer apologised afterwards for the way things went. I was expecting
> to be talking about INPUT and its work and lack of funding. I was totally
> surprised to be on the defensive right from the start. I think I did OK
> under the circumstances, but only someone who was watching can confirm this.
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