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Re: [IPk] Just starting to pump

After 2 years of waiting I am due to start pumping on monday (getting 
accu-chek spirit). I feel so nervous I can't believe it, hardly slept this 
week. I was even sick during the night! Been giving injections for 24 years. 
Are these normal feelings? Surely I should be delighted!
To make matters worse my son will be going away on monday with the school 
for 4 days (he has been pumping insulin for 18 months) first time away from 
Karen (Type 1 -24 years) Paul age 12 (Type 1 8 years)
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Diana Maynard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2006 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Welcome to Peter Simunovic
> Hi Steve
> People are indeed struggling to get pumps, but there IS sufficient money
> in the NHS for pumper's needs.  If anyone is being refused a pump on
> cost grounds, please contact INPUT - either pump guru himself John
> Davis, or me.  It won't usually be sorted immediately, but it will be
> sorted.
> Lesley
> steve baker wrote:
>>There is no money in the NHS. That is why people are struggling to get
>>pumps. It's nothing to do with meeting criteria any more. I'm very lucky 
>>have a pump, but now that I have one i feel so much better. If you can
>>afford it buy one yourself. Best of luck. Sorry it's grim news.
>>On 6/29/06, Diana Maynard <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>>Hi Peter
>>>Welcome to the group.
>>>You need to get a pump-supportive consultant!  Where do you live /
>>>attend clinic?  And in what way is your current consultant not
>>>supportive?  Does he not think pumps are good for anyone, or does he
>>>think it won't help you specifically?
>>>Best wishes
>>>Peter Simunovic wrote:
>>>>Peter Simunovic <email @ redacted>
>>>>My name is Peter Simunovic- Type 1 diabetic for 26 years. Croatian born,
>>>>married British girl 20 yrs ago and have two children. Due to length of
>>>>condition control has been difficult - recently had two toes amputated
>>>>grateful that I still have my foot!!] Although caught MRSA at hospital
>>>>which of
>>>>course did not help. Currently trying to get the Pump therapy but
>>>>helpful at all although I meet the NICE criteria exactly. Finding it
>>>>stressful to move forward - consultant still wishing to 'experiement' by
>>>>altering insulin dose etc however this has gone on for a long time.
>>>>Looking for
>>>>any advice. Just like Rachel I support Manchester Utd.
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