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[IPk] rationing strips



Two strips a day is totally crazy. Just adding my voice to the growing
support! Changing your GP seems like a good idea

Gavin


----- Original Message -----
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: 08 November 2000 08:54
Subject: RE: [IPk] Funding


> Hey Pat - With the BG Sticks your 2 the Gp funds, I would be inclined to
> get your Diabetes Nurse or Consultant to say on this therapy you should
> do more than 2 measures (we would recommend 4) to check the pump is
> functioning, flow of insulin etc.. On two measures only - it is a very
> risky way to find out. I am sure this is opening another can of worms
> where the Gp may come back and say - the Diabetes team then have to pay
> for the other 2 tests.. Just a thought! Jules :)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pat Reynolds [mailto:email @ redacted]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2000 10:50 PM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: 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
> budget).
>
> 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"
>    (T. Pratchett)
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