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Re: [IPk] RE: PROPOSAL FOR GP'S TO TAKE OVER DIABETES CARE WAS



hi john, its not just a case of how much you value optimal health, im sure
most people want the best care but unfortunately a lot of people like me
just cant afford this kind of money, we are on a low income and #100 is a
lot of money to us and is needed to feed and clothe us.
         love gailxx

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Date: 18 November 2003 09:07:09
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IPk] RE: PROPOSAL FOR GP'S TO TAKE OVER DIABETES CARE WAS

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>What is the sort of cost of seeing someone privately and could they
>actually help with pumping issues? A lot of Sasha's diabetes care has
>been a do-it-yourself effort. No infomation about carb counting given
>and if you wanted to move to MDI you had to be very very presistant and
>or it by stealth. Though of course the clinic does have to issue the
>prescriptions or tell the GP.

Depends how much you value optimal health I suppose. I paid 100 pounds to
see a Harley St diabetes specialist (Laurence Gerlis Tel 020 7935 0113). He
chatted to me for one whole hour - and *listened* to my opinions. Best 100
pounds I'd ever spent I think :-) (The secretary would answer the phone by
saying "hello" without giving away that it was a doctor's surgery... clever
things.) Anyhow, Gerlis approved me for a pump (which I was going to fund
privately in any case) and I continued my standard diabetes care under the
NHS in Bristol. Shortly after that I moved to Germany, where my pump
supplies are now funded by my German health insurance. I picked up most of
my advanced pump knowledge from fellow members of the Insulin Pumpers
mailing list.

John

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