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Re: [IPk] Glasgow conference


I can understand your frustration but I genuinely beleive the tide is
turning  in pump therapy's favour.  The amount of interest and requests for
help in setting up pump centres was very encouraging.  Inhaled insulin could
work out ok - the initial trials look good - but we've been here before and
hopes have been dashed.  In the meantime pumps offer a significant advantage
over MIT and we just need to prove the point more often.  The docs etc are
willing to be persuaded - they just need the evidence.

We will be doing all we can to help them!

Best wishes

John H
-----Original Message-----
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: 08 May 1999 12:54
Subject: Re: [IPk] Glasgow conference

>For once I agree with John N about something <g>.
>With a few exceptions, it's going to take such an amount of effort to
>get doctors and nurses to change their opinions, sometimes I just
>don't think it's worth the energy.
>Even the BDA are still saying things like "if you are happy with
>adjusting your doses yourself, reduce your insulin before exercise (or
>whatever)". I find it hard to believe that there are diabetics out
>there who would not be able to cope with adjusting their own insulin
>doses if given the necessary tools and advice to do so. And yet so
>many of us are not given this and are treated as idiots. And then they
>wonder why we are "non-compliant" or have poor control.
>I read in Balance last night about the "great news" about Lilly
>bringing out a pre-mixed Humalog/long-acting insulin. OK, there are a
>few people for whom the pre-mixed insulins are appropriate, but far
>too mnay people already are stuck with inflexible regimes like these
>and wondering why they can't get better control. And in a whole
>article about "the future of diabetes care" they marvelled on about
>inhalable insulins and "no more injections" - "this is the future for
>diabetics". Well there's no way going from the pump to inhalable
>insulins is a step forward for me. Not a single mention of pump
>therapy as a step forward (or even alternative) to MDI. OK, so it's
>not the be all and end all but it's a darn sight better than what
>we've got now.
>Ok, my rant over for a bit.
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