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Re: [IPk] monitoring



Hi everyone

Charlie has been advised to test before each main meal and at bedtime. I
test him at 2am and 5am just to check everything is ok. (He doesn't wake
up.) King's have telephoned each day to check his glucose levels and to
advise on  adjustments if necessary, always talking with Charlie, not us.
But - it's the end of half term tomorrow and Charlie will be back at
school - and it's all over to him.... His pump nurse and dietician are going
into school next week to talk with the school nurses and the cook and it's
many fingers croseed that all will be ok. We've had the first week in memory
when his sugar levels have not gone over 20.
Onward and upward!

Barbara


----- Original Message -----
From: "Heather Gibbs" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2002 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] monitoring


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> Hi
>
> I didn't know that consultants directed GPs about what they could and
could
> not prescribe - I thought GPs had their own budgets to keep to.
>
> I'm obviously very lucky.  Apart from one of the other partners who I saw
once
> who objected to the number of strips I use, I  have had no trouble.  My
own GP
> has even put on the script more strips than I asked for.  No one seems to
> check how often I ask for repeat prescriptions so if I use more I just ask
for
> more.
>
> Under the new system are some GPs responsible for the own budgets and some
> not?
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> Best wishes
>
>
> Heather
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: dave.sayer20
> Sent: 31 October 2002 10:07
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IPk] monitoring
>
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> 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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