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[IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V2 #437



>  from:    ip-uk-digest <email @ redacted>
>  date:    Sun, 29 Jun 2003 16:04:09
>  to:      email @ redacted
>  subject: Re: ip-uk-digest V2 #437
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> ip-uk-digest           Sunday, June 29 2003           Volume 02 : Number 437
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> Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 13:01:48  0100
> From: "Abigail King" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IPk] justification for pump
> 
> If Emily is having hypoglycaemic convulsions then isn't this one of the
> criteria? ( hypo needing assistance)
> Even if it can be prevented by getting up to test, you could argue that any
> hypo could be prevented if you tested oftn enough!
> 
> The HbA1c is really a mixed blessing isn;t it?
 > One of theGP mags recently had a discussion on the vveaknesses of this test.
I
> though there vvas going to be a long explanation of hovv unvvell one can feel
> even ith a good A1c, that it only reflects averae bg and that person could be
> having severe hypos affecting  their ability to hold  a job, drive etc, in
> pursuit of a good A1c
> 
> Nope
> the argument  vvas purely that A1c can be elevated even vvith a very recent
 > improvement in control. VVell if they encouraged home testing more rather
than
> the cheaper A1c..
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> Admittedly this argument is mainly aimed at patients treated in general
> practice: for the most part diet or oral hypoglycaemic controlled
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> Hi Abigail
  Please fix your W key, it's sending out VV and I am begining to speak with a
very bad German accent!

     Best Wishes Dave Battson  (DISETRONIC plus, 1 year on pump)
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