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Re: [IPk] monitoring

Hi Dave,

The NICE consultation document specifically mentions the minimum of four
bg measurements a day.

Ask your GP to refer you to a different consultant: there are pump
specialists at Guys and Kings and another one (at least - I forget the

After all, do you really want to be seeing a doctor who is recommending
that you receive bad treatment where you _know_ he's wrong.  What about
all those areas where you don't have the expertise?

Best wishes,

(dm 30+, 508 1+, just got her database to make some very nice maps!)

In message <001101c280c4$5bda6560$email @ redacted>, dave.sayer20
<email @ redacted> writes
>I feel like I've knocked a bees nest, anyway my consultant at the hospital
>has got back to me and says that 3-4 tests is probably enough and he is the
>one that put me on the pump and the best of it is that I've found out that
>he is the one that has instigated all of this, I've just come back from my
>local GP and I was armed with my daily diary, the statistics that Michael
>linked me to,all your e-mails and my reference books. I explained the
>problem and she agreed with me but told me it was my consultants directives
>because Waltham Forest has overspent its budget with #500.000 on strips
>alone she explained because of the high asian population its one of the
>highest boroughs with diabetes, I explained that it was probably for type 2
>but because she dosn't really understand the fundermentals of diabetes so I
>tried to educate her but I think she became very confused (typical). In a
>last resort she told me it was my consultants at the hospital i attend
>instructions but from his mail this morning it was geared up for type 2 but
>as I said earlier he nowonly recommends 3-4 times testing daily (ridiculous
>isnt it).
>     I feel like giving up my pump and going back to injections so i use my
>quota of health service funds in admissions, it drives me so senseless, what
>it really boils down to is bloody money,   oooohhhhh I could scream.
>    My doctor even said i was lucky that all my perscriptions were free as
>some like asthma sufferers have to pay, LUCKY what the hell is lucky about
>diabetes Please tell me am I missing something or what, I said to her "I
>don't think its lucky and have you read my notes? as I suffer from mild
>     Well I rest my case, I think I'll spend the rest of the day stopping
>this crazy world and getting off, mumble, mumble, groan.
>Best Regards
>Dave "The drain On the NHS"
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Pat Reynolds
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