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RE: [IPk] FW: Funding for pumps?



Sandy,

I've just fallen into the same trap.  My consultant originally said that
funding would be available for the consumables if I bought the pump.  When I
attended the clinic for what I thought was going to be my first pump
session, they told me that they would only fund the insulin.  John kindly
sent me the funding-pack, and I'll now start writing the necessary letters
to the LHA, with many references to the postcode lottery we all find
ourselves in.

Regards
John.
-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf
Of Sandy
Sent: 27 October 2001 12:13
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IPk] FW: Funding for pumps?

John,

In May, I finally convinced my consultant that a pump would be very
beneficial for my health. We made an informal agreement that I would by buy
the pump and the LHA would fund the running costs. In July I undertook two
508 pump training exercises at his clinic.

However, when I requested funding he said he didn't realise I was just going
out to buy the pump and funding wasn't available.

I'm surviving by extending the cannula replacement period and hence reducing
the running costs. This mostly works but, occasionally, I have some serious
BG highs when the insulin fails to feed through.

Please send me the funding information pack.

Allan, T1 for 46 years, 508 for 4 months.
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