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Re: [IPk] Re - Pump

I have never got over the fact when i had a discussion with my practice 
nurse when they tried to restrict me to just one test strip a day, she told 
me that as my hba1 was over 9 i couldn't be going hypo!! I ended the chat 
when she told me that 'if she was diabetic she wouldn't want to prick her 
finger more than once a day'.  I did win my fight for more strips thanks to 
my consultant, and i had great pleasure telling her i needed to double the 
amount as im now pumping, mine was the first pump she had seen!  Thankfully 
she is very pleasant to me now, at least to my face.

>From: "Melissa P. Ford" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Re - Pump
>Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 17:33:08 -0500
>Hi Lesley,
>And just as the "2 strips per person per day" directive led to a number of 
>type 1s getting their strip prescriptions slashed, I'm sure there's room 
>for misinterpretation of the point in giving GPs more responsibility for 
>diabetes care. :(
>Times like these it would be nice if the types of diabetes were actually 
>called different names. No one ever confuses asthma with epilepsy (I 
>Type 1 13 years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 2.5 years
>----Original Message Follows----
>From: Lesley Jordan <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Re - Pump
>Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 22:53:52 +0100
>I think the intention (at least around here) is for GP clinics to take care 
>of all Type 2s and hospital clinics to take care of Type 1s, and maybe 
>insulin-requiring Type 2s.
>steve baker wrote:
>>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 
>>worse than useless and the practise nurse although a lovely little old 
>>seems to know fuck all about diabetes.
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