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[IPk] Re: Pumps and what they said at the Diabetes UK Weekend
In a message dated 25/09/2002 11:04:57 GMT Daylight Time, email @ redacted
> Barbara was in the group when pumps were 'discussed' and I'll let her
> comment on that!
> Best wishes, Heather
Yes, as Heather said, I heard what they said about pumps. The doctor (who
was diabetic) said that the tube is easily pulled out and that he injects
before each meal and that is what people should be doing and his assistant
(from Diabetes UK) was talking about adolescents and took the opportunity of
using his discussion by saying "And what would they do when they are having
I got the opinion that they must have been briefed beforehand because, at the
end of the weekend, the questions on the flip chart were brought up again
just to make sure that we had all covered everything we wanted to know. It
went like this:-
Is everyone happy with this?
Everyone happy that we have covered this?
Blood glucose monitors?
Everyone happy with what we have said on this?
Do all of you understand that we are aiming to get all areas to give the same
We've covered this one, yes.
With a quick line drawn through the question, the page was flipped as I shook
my head at them and the doctor. They knew I wasn't happy but did not
question it. They had seen me shake my head earlier and questioned me about
it, but not this time!
Heather had a word with the organiser of the weekend, so hopefully something
will change. However, in my opinion, they were against pumps.
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