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Re: [IPk] Depression



Hi Pat
    Its my consultant at Guy's that is against me having the pump and I
can't get him to even discuss it or take me seriously. He thinks because I
want to discuss my own health and add what I think would be beneficial I am
a "difficult" patient. He's so comfortable with his assessment that he makes
a joke of it everytime he see's me. (last time he said he nearly had a heart
attack as he thought he had given me to one of the new Doctors and he told
me how unfair that would be to her!) I tell myself he's young (older than
me) and one day might learn how to treat people with more respect. He's a
nice guy I just wish he wasn't my Doctor :(
My GP is one of those that would prefer to do as Guy's suggest and although
nice too doesn't really want to get involved.
Hilly
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Reynolds" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, May 28, 2001 8:19 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Depression


> In message <000e01c0e6df$ca9f31e0$email @ redacted>, Hilly Beattie
> <email @ redacted> writes
> >I am seeking Union representation for the work issue. I didn't know they
may
> >help with the pump so I will ask at the next meeting (eg, letter of
support
> >from them)
> They will almost certainly have a Welfare Officer - possibly at your
> workplace, possibly in their HQ - he or she will (if they are good) able
> to give you support in dealing with the NHS.  They may no of money
> available to people in your line of work (from the union, or a charity
> associated with your industry) which you could use to buy a pump. They
> will also be able to remind your employer that giving you worse
> treatment at work than they would if you didn't have diabetes is
> illegal.
>
> Is it your specialist or your GP who is against you - or both?  If the
> GP is a 'don't know' kind of person, then he or she might be persuaded
> to refer you to a clinic that does pumps ...
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Pat
> --
> Pat Reynolds
> email @ redacted
>    "It might look a bit messy now, but just you come back in 500 years
time"
>    (T. Pratchett)
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