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Re: [IPk] Re - Pump



That's great. Good for them. And you.

On 6/22/06, Jane Halls <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> 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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