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Hi Duncan
I think the best thing to do is to gather together all the information you
can find about pumps, and prepare a set of reasons why you think a pump
would be helpful to you. There's a lot of info on the IP-UK website to start
you off. Then go back to your doctor and present him with the results of
your research, and don't give up till he has given you good reasons for not
trying out a pump. Both Minimed and Disetronic will give you a month's free
trial, so you can see if you get on with it or not before you commit
yourself.
As regards funding, the best place to start is by contacting INPUT (there's
a link from the IP-UK website). They'll give you the information you need to
batter your local health authority for funding.
If your doctor is adamant about not letting you try a pump, you can always
consider getting referred to another clinic that's more pump-friendly.
If you really fight for it, you'll get there in the end - some people are
lucky and have had no difficulty persuading their doctors (and health
authorities); others have had to fight for several years before they finally
found a way.
Hope that helps.
Di

----- Original Message -----
From: "Duncan Barnes" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 3:57 PM


> My doctor is not keen on the idea of a pump but he has not really given me
any reason why I should
> not use one. How can I change his mind about this and how can I get
financial support to get one?
> I've had diabetes since I was 7 and I'm on four injections a day. I do
blood tests at least twice a
> day but more often about four.
> Duncan Barnes
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