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RE: [IPk] GP Visit

Wow. What an appalling session.

I would be so happy with an HBA1c of 6.2! And my diabetes control is 
considered reasonably OK by medical profession.

I also am being politely pressurised to go on statins as my cholesterol 
level is borderline. So far I have evaded this.

I have no idea whether they can refuse to continue funding you for the pump. 
Once you've been assessed and given one, it would make little sense to 
unravel all the good work just so they can fit in other medication.

Your GP may know little about diabetes care, so go back to Guys for the 
final say-so.

If you run into further problems John Davies at Input might have some ideas.

Good luck - ridiculous you have to be given these worries.


>From: "Karen Hennessy" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IPk] GP Visit
>Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 15:46:01 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)
>Hi All
>I had to make a visit to my GP today as she has refused to issue any more
>repeat prescriptions until I've had a review.  Had a long argument on the
>phone 10 days ago with the receptionist who said that my GP had to ensure I
>was taking the correct amount of insulin etc!  Anyway, my GP then decides 
>look up my last results from Guy's to see what's been going on:
>HbA1  6.2 - "Oh, far too high, the recommended level is 5.2 I'm surprised
>the hospital haven't spoken to you about this!
>Oh - you don't seem to be taking (whatever the name was) which will prevent
>kidney problems in the future, we will have to get that sorted. (explained
>that I've never had kidney problems)
>Your cholesterol is 5 - way too high, we will have to see about sorting 
>Why are you still not taking iron tablets (explained that quite some time
>ago, end of last year, I was anaemic and was prescribed a one month course
>of iron tablets and was never told to go back)
>Your thyroxine dose hasn't been changed for a long time (explained that Guy
>s check it as well as the surgery)
>By now I was starting to get a bit worried.  Would they refuse to continue
>funding me for the pump?  Would I end up taking countless other medications
>just in case'.  Oh, and apparently the hospital are doing all my blood 
>wrong as they are not fasting ones.  Anyway I've gone along with whatever
>she suggests, having test on everything blood wise (fasting) and will see
>what the outcome is as I'm due at Guy's on the 11th September and will see
>what they say.
>T1 29+ yrs MM508 3+ yrs fed up with my GP 1 day!

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