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[IPk] private pump training, psychologist, etc

I think it is scandalous that you are expected to fund private clinic
appointments, private training etc. The cost of the pump itself is a big
enough financial burden (unless of course, the private consultant is likely to
secure funding for you)
It astounds me that the consultant you are seeing now refuses to let you trial
a pump if you are paying the costs, and the pump manufacturers are overseeing
your training and providing support when you need it. If he cannot see that a
pump may have something to offer you then he has not done his homework, and
basically does not have diabetes expertise

Why do you need to see a psychologist if you are on a blood glucose roller
coaster? Someone who is in complete denial and needs help with basic self care
like taking insulin, testing, attention to diet etc, may benefit.The sort of
person who periodically omits their insulin when feeling under the weather so
they don't have to bother to eat and lands up in DKA because of this Or the
person who deliberately overdoses to seek attention or  escape some
intolerable social or life circumstance. Or even the person who takes insulin
but scoffs doughnuts and cr-p and weighs twenty stone, never exercises and
whose entire diabetes self care centres round avoiding a hypo even if its a
once a month occurence and they have good awareness
Telling someone who is motivated and still struggling that they need this is
like telling a paraplegic that they need a psychologist because they can't
walk! Or because they are depressed that they can't walk!
Please excuse poor netiquette everyone but I am sure my quote only echoes your

Heather to have reached the state of acceptance of this condition and self
care and self knowledge that you already have plus the initiative to try a new
insulin that you have to obtain privately, and to keep fighting to have
treatment which  should in a just system be offred you, implies tremendous
psychological health. The person that is denying you something that could
benefit you is the one who needs a psychologist, not you
If he / she had to cope with what you do on a life long basis, for just one
week then he or she would be in need of a psychologist

Having rollercoaster blood glucose levels sucks. No one should have to put up
with it if they have the abiliy to utilise available therapies to prevent it
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