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Re: [IPk] lifestyle



Just be careful crossing the street, Jenny. She might be a bad driver
too.....

Tony
----- Original Message -----
From: "jenny davey" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2002 9:26 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] lifestyle


> Every time I post on here I seem to moan about the
> medical profession... why break the habit... ;)
>
> Hi again Barbara,
>
> I was diagnosed in February 1996. In February 1997 I
> saw the diabetic consultant for the first time and she
> did a long term blood test for the first time. They
> had a cheaper version of the HBA1c called a
> frustosamine and the result was about 500. As I didn't
> hang around at that particular hospital to have
> another one, I don't really know how this result
> compares to the average.
>
> To be fair to her, I must have caught her on a bad day
> - I suppose doctors are human too? Tony, Abigail?
>
> As I said, it was the first time I had met her and she
> asked me _nothing_ about who I was, what I did, how I
> was getting on with the diabetes. She went straight to
> the test result and gave me an earful.
>
> I am tempted to name and shame but that is probably
> not very helpful! I moved hospital soon after that and
> was pleased to find my consultant talking to me as a
> human being. I have now moved again to St George's in
> Tooting (just because it is nearer to where I live
> now) and the staff there also look at the whole
> person. They did poo-poo the idea of me using a pump,
> but aside from that they have been very helpful,
> organising information evenings for Type 1s etc.
>
> Yes Barbara, I was devastated at the time. But
> (fingers crossed that I get through the next 4 weeks!)
> I will have proved her wrong.
>
> Jenny.
>
> --- email @ redacted wrote:
> > >no longer be here - a year after diagnosis my
> > diabetic
> > >consultant told me I would be dead by 30, and I
> > turn
> > >30 next month!
> >
> > Why did he say this?  I think that's outrageous!
> > When I read it, it shocked
> > me.
> >
> > Barbara
> >
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