Re: [IPk] Diabetes Dialogue and lack of insulin pumps being prescribed
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- Subject: Re: [IPk] Diabetes Dialogue and lack of insulin pumps being prescribed
- From: Steven Sexton <email @ redacted>
- Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 13:06:04 +0100
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Whether something is successful or not it depends on what side of the
fence you are looking at the problem and how you judge success.
A public consultation can be viewed as being successful if people
participate and express a view about the topic in question. My
understanding of the purpose of the first consultation was to inform
MP's about the issues and the problems people living with DM have and
the level of care they receive. From that perspective it could be judged
as a success.
Obviously from our perspective it perhaps it would only be regarded as
being successful if things changed but how do we know whether things
have changed since the first public consultation?
There is always going to be an issue on funding and resourcing of DM
services, it isn't going to go away.
One thing is clear from both of the public consultations is the need for
discussion forums and support groups for people living with DM and
healthcare professionals dealing with DM. There is also a need for
improved education and training.
Just my two pennys worth.
>I did enjoy reading the scathing attacks made by health care professionals
>though, about lack of funding!!
>And you can complain about the way that diabetes dialogue is run/set up if
>you don't think that it does not achieve what its supposed to. Some people
>have posted about this as well.
>But how can they say a consultation is "successful" if nothing changes as a
>result? Most posts are complaints about the lack of care provided.
>I also would suggest someone asks their health care provider AND suggest
>support groups. Even with the best care and well run clinics, the
>difficulties a family faces when bringing up a child with diabetes or other
>health conditions for that matter are often helped by having support of
>other families dealing with the condition.
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