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Re: [IPk] ID cards

John ,
I'm sad to say that you are right and you would probably end up back on
injections but this is the case even in Germany and France where they have
thousands of pumps in use .
The average hospital staff don't know about pumps .

We have thought of preparing a simple information sheet for hospital staff
explaining what the pump is and how to use it .
The pump wearer  could then carry this with them or we can circulate them to
casualty depts.
However I still think that the staff would do what they know best which is
to give an injection or put up an IV .
-----Original Message-----
From: John Neale <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: 20 May 1999 16:15
Subject: Re: [IPk] ID cards

>Estelle - if I, for example, got knocked down in the road (in Britain) and
>rushed off unconcious to hospital, what is the chance that anybody there
>would have a clue what to do with this insulin pump thing attached to me?
>What would be the response of the average hospital? Do they all have
>instructions on the use of insulin pumps? Or would the resident
>diabetolgist put me back on long acting insulins and things until I could
>take control?
>At 15:53 20/05/99 +0100, you wrote:
>>Eleanor, You are right you clever girl.
>>I have spoken to Disetronic in Germany and they have them in various
>>languages and they are sending some in the mail to me tomorrow, so as soon
>>as I get them I'll forward you one (along with that accessories catalogue
>>keep promising.)
>>Apparently you put your pump on there and it that makes the card unique to
>>you, not quite sure how it works, but will let you know soon enough.
>>I'm becoming just too efficient!  That's my word for it, anyway!
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