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Re: [IPk] Funding

In message <email @ redacted>, Diana Maynard
<email @ redacted> writes
> Pat - I really don't think your GP is going to strike you off his list
>suddenly just because you now have a pump!!! What reason would he have for
>doing that? Unless he seriously thinks that having a pump is going to
>endanger your health and cost his practice loads of money to look after you
>(in which case you're definitely better off swtiching GPs anyway!).
My understanding is that going on the pump _might_ cost the GP money (if
the health authority authorise the expenditure, it will come from his

I have heard of other people with conditions which cost big bucks to
treat being, mysteriously, struck off.  

I guess I'm just cynical, expecting the worst, and occasionally
pleasantly surprised!
My previous GP did, after all, refuse to pay for more than 2 bg
measurements per day, my current specialist said I needed a pump in
January, made an appointment to get it in July, cancelled, and if I get
it before the end of the millennium I hearby promise to give 100 to
insulin pumpers!
Pat Reynolds
email @ redacted
   "It might look a bit messy now, but just you come back in 500 years time" 
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