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RE: PROPOSAL FOR GP'S TO TAKE OVER DIABETES CARE WAS [IPk] Re: P r ofile of Liz Harpum <email @ redacted>



Hi Jackie,

I think the initial cost was approx #120 for 20 mins.  The Consultant then
agreed to take her on as an NHS patient.  We have tried so many hospitals
trying to get the best care for Natasha (13yrs) and from some one who new
what they were doing.  I had one consultant tell me that she was too
specialised for his hospital and shouldn't be there!!!

Julie

-----Original Message-----
From: Jackie Jacombs [mailto:email @ redacted] 
Sent: 17 November 2003 22:11
To: email @ redacted
Subject: RE: PROPOSAL FOR GP'S TO TAKE OVER DIABETES CARE WAS [IPk] Re: Pr
ofile of Liz Harpum <email @ redacted>


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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.


Jackie
Mum of Sasha age 9
Also Coeliac

> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On
> Behalf Of Wildman, Julie (Harcourt Ed)
> Sent: 17 November 2003 09:50
> To: 'email @ redacted'
> Subject: RE: PROPOSAL FOR GP'S TO TAKE OVER DIABETES CARE WAS [IPk] 
> Re:
>
>
> Hi Jackie,
>
> I found my daughters Consultant via the Web.  I had to pay to see him 
> as a private patient initially, but it was worth it. My GP is also 
> diabetic so is very understanding.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jackie Jacombs [mailto:email @ redacted]
> Sent: 17 November 2003 20:42
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: PROPOSAL FOR GP'S TO TAKE OVER DIABETES CARE WAS [IPk] Re: 
> Profile of Liz Harpum <email @ redacted>
>
> Hi Anthony
>
>
>  A while ago we were given questionnaires from our diabetes clinic 
> about current diabetes care and what we  would like to see and what 
> they were thinking of doing and it was proposed that we see our GP's 
> for D  care. I was horrified about this as when Sasha became diabetic, 
> our GP who is very good, told us that we  wouldnt be dealing with 
> diabetes at all through him as the GP's didn't usually get involved in 
> Type 1  care and really didn't know much about the day to day issues 
> of control and insulin regimens. I know  that our GP's knowledge is 
 > very limited. When Sasha is prescribed a new insulin I have to make an >
appointment to see him to make certain that he is prescribing the
> right stuff. He wouldnt know the  difference between the different 
> types of insulin. Certainly would have no knowledge about adjusting 
> insulin regimens.
>
>  Our diabetes consultant isnt really an expert on diabetes care only 
> being a general paediatrician. He is  not willing to for us to try and 
> insulin pump for my daughter as he thinks they are dangerous and 
> dosent  really know enough about them. Goodness knows what our GP 
> would be expected to know.
>
>
> Jackie
> > Liz,
> >
> > I met with the practice manager at my local Gp today, I was informed 
> > that a lot of day to day care for the diabetic type 1 & 2 is moving 
> > away from the hospital and prosing to go back to the GP's. I would 
> > be interested to hear if this is the case anywhere else, the reason 
> > I mention this is that the PCT's are looking into fund allocation 
> > for preventive treatment(whatever that means).Either way the best 
> > thing in my non experienced life with respect to treatment is get 
> > the pump..I have been on mine for two mothns it is fantastic,one 
> > interesting fact that the PCT picked up on was that I now use 50% of 
> > the insulin and that means cost savings, it is a terrible thing when 
> > money prevails and determines the healthcare we recieve.
> >
> > good luck
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