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Disappointed yet again!

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by EllieLou, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. EllieLou

    EllieLou Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello, just another update now I've had my appointment!
    My new hospital is amazing! I feel like theres finally hope now im getting the support I need. I've only had 1 appointment and im already booked on the DAFNE course and they think I should be on a pump by march/april!!
     
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    britincali Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's great news for you @EllieLou, well done for sticking with it and best of luck.
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic really pleased for you.
     
  6. EllieLou

    EllieLou Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys!
     
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    PepperTed Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ellie. I have wanted (and needed) a pump since 2006. I finally got it last week and am starting insulin through it on Tuesday. It's been a long wait and I feel your pain, but there is hope!

    The turning point for me was moving to a different area and transferring my diabetes care to a new hospital and new consultant. My previous consultant didn't like pumps for whatever reasons and I'm still really angry that he blocked me getting the care I needed for several years. My new team are much more forward thinking and have been incredibly supportive.

    I just wanted to say I understand your frustration, and you will get there in the end!
     
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    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    We ought to start outing these neanderthals and luddites to forewarn others and get them sacked, sued or removed by the GMC.

    Both you and @EllieLou ought to make formal complaints against your former trust citing the improvement in care you're getting from your new hospital.
     
  9. EllieLou

    EllieLou Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @ConradJ I think you might be right! I've struggled for 2 years, asking for the pump and my consultant a nurse wouldnt eveb consider it because it was too expensive! Ive had one appointment at my new hospital and straight away they listened and understood why I want and need the pump and set it all up there and then. To anyone near the area I recommend getting referred to Guys and St Thomas' hospital!
     
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