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Re: [IPk] Fw: Dr Knight: was times article

On Friday 14 Mar 2003 14:50, you wrote:

> Dr Knight published a letter in the BMJ in autumn 2001 in response to an
> editorial re pumps
> It was about a  death which occured in the early 1980s
> I undserstnad pateints were not carefully selected, pumps were not as
> reliable, BG monitoing was more cumbersome. and perhaps healthcare
> professionals were less alert to the potential of DKA developping rapidly
> THere was at least one death and several severe cases of DKA. But this
> ground is covered thoroughly in pump eduction. No one highlighted the
> number of deaths from DKA in people on insulin injections as well as
> increased potential for complications/ severe hypos etc. At the end of the
> day DKA can develop on either therapy and the only difference is perhaps
> that it can occur more rapidly on a pump
> There was a very angry response on this group and several of us sent
> inletters whicih are published on the BMJ website. I can't find the link
> but it would be in the archives

I already provided this, a couple of days ago. Here it is again:


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