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Re: [IPk] Re - Pump

Well done Julie! it feels great doesnt it! I have been pumping just 3 months 
and after 6 weeks i got my hba1 down from 9.9 - 8, and my consultant thinks 
going by that i should also be down to 7 in 6 months.
I have had the same problem with funding, it took me 9 months with the help 
of John Davis to get it, the Director of Development who i finally got to 
agree to fund me actually admitted to me that last years funding had been 
spent else where!  I do live in West Sussex, and Surrey and Sussex health 
care have got the largest depts in the country, probably because the 
'Director of Development' was also the same person i got in touch with at 
the start but then he was working as 'commisioning manager', 2 wages maybe?  
I think i still only got them to back down then as i told them i was talking 
to the local press the next day, and i also threw in the fact my consultant 
had told me i needed better control before i started a family and that my 
clock was ticking away!!  I am still only 1 of 10 people on the pump at East 
Surrey hospital and i think if i was seen at Crawley the consultant wouldn't 
have wanted to know, Crawley PCT have a crazy idea that the GP's and 
practice nurses will be able to look after all Diabetics, and then they wont 
need a Specialist!!
Good luck Paul, sorry you cant use the baby route, but do try the local 
press if you need too, but try John Davis first, hes a top man!

>From: "Paul Coker" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Re - Pump
>Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 16:28:49 +0100
>This sounds very interesting, I am currently trying to get funding for a
>pump.  The consultant has agreed that clinically I meet the NICE guidelines
>for a pump, but if I am sucessful in getting a pump funded I will be the
>first... ...watch this space.
>I am already signed up for an education course (DAFNE) which the consultant
>has stipulted that I must do in order to progress on to pumping; the course
>takes place early in July.
>Any ideas on how I can apply pressure to gain the funding would be
>gratefully received.
>On 21/06/06, Melissa P. Ford <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Julie,
> >
> > That sounds like absolute rubbish that there's 'no funding in [your] 
> > anymore'! Please tell John Davis all about it. He needs to know!!!
> >
> > Or tell us all...perhaps they are saying something that is being said
> > other
> > places too, which we should all be warned about.
> >
> > What was their reason for 'no funding anymore'???
> >
> > Melissa
> >
> >
> > ----Original Message Follows----
> > From: "julie" <email @ redacted>
> > Reply-To: email @ redacted
> > To: <email @ redacted>
> > Subject: [IPk] Re - Pump
> > Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 14:01:32 +0100
> >
> > Dt1 48 years
> > pumping 6 months
> >
> > Hi
> >
> > I have been on the pump for 6 months now, before the pump my Hb1 was 9.9
> > today my result was 7 so I was really pleased when I came out of the
> > diabetic clinic.
> >
> > So after struggling for years and feeling ill I feel quite releived that
> > things are now turning round and I am in control.
> > The diabet nurse told me I was very lucky to get the pump as there in
> > nofunding in our area any more
> >
> > Regards  Julie
> > .
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