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RE: [IPk] monitoring



Dave - phone Diabetes UK now!

Bev

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Beverley Smith
Consultant Development Geologist
SNS Team Leader

Phone: 0118  929 2422
Fax: 0118 929 2660
E-mail: email @ redacted


> -----Original Message-----
> From: dave.sayer20 [mailto:email @ redacted]
> Sent: 31 October 2002 10:01
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IPk] monitoring
> 
> 
> 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
> asthmas".
>      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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