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Aargh. Pump meeting didn't go as planned

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by porl69, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My diabetic team held the monthly pump meeting last Wednesday. Not been put up for a pump...as yet...been told that I will need to be prescribed the freestyle libre 1st (was prescribed that in Feb) and I am being put on Fiasp insulin 1st AND have been put under a different consultant....who happens to be the pump consultant. Maybe I am on the first stages of being considered for a pump. Not the news I wanted today but it's the first steps of, I feel, a long road to get the pump
     
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  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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    Surely the move to pump consultant is a positive? Hope so.
     
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  3. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    Don’t feel down @porl69 it will happen but just keep pushing for it at every opportunity - in fact just keep making a nuisance of yourself, it’s easy to feel that you’ve missed an opportunity but your time will come :)
     
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    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Personally i don't know how the BG control problem can be truly understood without using a CGM, hence I think they are being very sensible with NHS funds.
     
  5. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    If I could put a positive spin on it> If you are now to see "the pump man", you're going to be in front of the head honcho/grand frommage each time you go to clinic. It can't be a bad thing to have his ear, can it?
     
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  6. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I have to agree. At least I am going in the right direction
     
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  7. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think my diabetes team now know I am pushing for the pump. Being transferred to the pump consultant is a positive step forward
     
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    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Do they fund any cgms other than the libre?
     
  9. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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    Some do, but there has to be a case made.
     
  10. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Was told my my dietitian that Aneurin Bevan (South Wales) do
     
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    I think it's good news.
    Sure, the NHS move slower than we'd like but sounds like you are on the right track and you have the Libre on prescription which is waaaaay more than many people.
     
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  12. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No point unless alarms or auto stop of a pump is needed. They will fund a LOT if it keeps someome out of A&E who used to visit (var 999) most weeks.

    Most years my wife is asked for a list of the 100 people who cost their A&E the most, so that an inproviding project can be done seeing what can be leant from them. (Mental health seems to be the common factor.)
     
  13. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Strange that they have said Libre first.....times have really changed....for the better obviously....;)
     
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