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Re: [IPk] Re - Pump



I have to disagree here. My GP and practice nurses are fantastic. Without 
them I woudn't have got my pump in the first place. And, as I have no local 
clinic to go to my Annual check-ups are done at my surgery. I do, however, 
go back to the Bournemouth pump centre for anything to do with my pump as my 
GP, although doing his best to learn about pumps,still admits he doesn't 
know that much.
Jane, D Type 1 23 years, Animas pumper almost 2 years.
>
>I hope I'm not offending anyone here by agreeing that I think it's crazy
>that a GP and practice nurse could take care of a diabetic clinic. My GP is
>worse than useless and the practise nurse although a lovely little old 
>lady,
>seems to know fuck all about diabetes.
>
>On 6/21/06, Angela Tyson-Davies <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >
> > Hi
> > 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!
> > Angela.
> >
> >
> > >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
> > >
> > >Hi
> > >
> > >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.
> > >
> > >Paul
> > >
> > >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]
> > >area
> > > > 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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