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rules for getting a pump

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Adrian1, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Adrian1

    Adrian1 · Newbie

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    I recently attended my twice yearly visit to my diabetic consultantand enquired about going on a pump. I am 55 years of age and have dibetes for 47 years. I was told I was told that the only way was to go on a waiting list for the latest carbohydrate counting course (the waiting list for this is over 2 years) is this normal or should I ask to be refered to another Hospital?
     
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    Steveee · Active Member

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    Adrian,

    There are two aspects to going on the pump, i.e. do you meet the criteria and can you carbohydrate count:

    The key point here is that the statement willing and able to use insulin pump therapy effectively. Generally most PCTs interpret this as successfully completing a carbohydrate counting course such as DAFNE or BERTIE and then getting trained to use the pump.

    I do suggest you remind your consultant that as a diabetic of over 47 years you started out carbohydrate counting - well I certainly did 40 years ago! Perhaps if they have a specialist diabetes dietician you could ask for some 1-2-1 training.
     
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