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RE: [IPk] Annoyance



Does anyone know any atheletes on pumps. we are thinking of putting one
on it - and I wouldn't mind some pointers (the diet side of things is
covered). julette :)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Diana Maynard [SMTP:email @ redacted]
> Sent:	25 October 1999 11:59
> To:	email @ redacted
> Subject:	Re: [IPk] Annoyance
> 
> 
> > The GP of course doesn't fund your stay in hospital, nor your visit
> to A&E,
> > but he may have his own prescription drugs budget he has to remain
> within.
> > Therein lies the dilemma...
> 
> Of course, I know that, and so did he, but it was the point. Also, he
> didn't know anything about the pump, so I just said " I *need* to test
> this much on the pump or I'll end up in serious trouble" and he
> acquiesced. Of course, he also has the additional drugs to fund if we
> end up with complications.....
>  
> > I believe that 4 tests a day is now regarded as "best medical
> practice" for
> > everyone - whether on a pump or not. Many don't do this - some don't
> even
> > test at all.
> 
> My doc was considering 50 stirps a month. That's less than 2 tests a
> day! Then again, there was a time when 50 strips would last me about 4
> years :-)
> 
>  That's their own problem. But if you need 6 or 8 tests a day,
> > then so be it. I mean, unless we are mentally deficient, we are
> hardly
> > likely to be testing unnecessarily - afterall, it does involve
> cutting
> > yourself open repeatedly. 
> 
> Ah, but they think we are "poor misguided souls" who think we have to
> test a lot when in fact we don't :-)
> 
> Di
> 
> 
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