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Re: [IPk] Funding

In message <email @ redacted>, Diana Maynard
<email @ redacted> writes
>Hi Pat
>I don't really understand why you're so worried about informing your GP, if
>it's not him that's looking after your diabetes.

No, but I want him to be supportive.

>You just tell him you're on a pump. What's he going to do if he doesn't
>like it? He's not your diabetes specialist. He can't stop you from going
>ahead with it, or take it away from you.

But he can strike me from his list, and the next nearest GP is a train
ride rather than a walk away.

I do not like the current set-up, where I'm avoiding my GP and bringing
my deteriorating control to his notice, because I want my specialist to
write to him and explain what's going on.  I think the current set up
does not recognise that the specialist-patient-GP is a three-way
partnership (actually, three key players in a team including many more,
such as specialist nurses, family members, etc.)  It says 'the patient
is an ignorant person, who has no role: the specialist knows what's
best, and tells the GP so.  The GP has a minor role, in that they can
inform or question the specialist, should occasion arise.'

Oh well, I find I am still living in a world where 'very soon' means
over six months and 'immediately' means more than a month away.  If only
the Heritage Lottery Fund ran by the same time as the National Health
Service, and then I could relax!

Best wishes to all,
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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