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Re: [IPk] Funding - Edinburgh



Hi  Susan   i have been trying for funding and have been to all the people
you are going to  i am sending you an address of   John DAVES   FROM INPUT
he will help you with your letter writing   vic  email @ redacted
please let me know how you get on  vic
----- Original Message -----
From: "Susan Morrow" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2002 9:23 PM
Subject: [IPk] Funding - Edinburgh


> Thanks to Julian and Alison for your replies. I certainly will try
> writing to the health board and my MP if that fails.
>   I'm not too sure how to pitch my case as I'm in the lucky position of
> having never been hospitalised due to my diabetes and I have never had a
> severe hypo. The reason I went on the pump was due to very high waking
> BGs. Insulatard just didn't last long enough to cover me during the
> night. I was also planning a pregnancy so good control was crucial -
> hence the pump. My control has improved since I started the pump and the
> ability to change basal levels every hour has enabled me to control my
> BGs during the night. I only need 0.2 units per hour at 6pm but come 1am
> I need 1.0 unit per hour.
> I have kept all my blood glucose monitoring diaries since starting the
> pump and my HbA1c has improved so that will help me put my case forward.
> Any other tactics from those who have been successful at securing
> funding would be great. This month I had to spend #168 on supplies and
> as a result I am already overdrawn and its a week until pay day! It just
> doesn't seem right. So much of our salaries go on tax and NI  -
> shouldn't we be getting more from this?
> Better stop moaning now and get another glass of wine. After all it is
> Saturday night!
>
> Susan
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