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why cant i get a pump sooner

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by mandy louise bantoft, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. mandy louise bantoft

    mandy louise bantoft Type 1 · Newbie

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    I would like a pump but no one is helping me get on the list I have been asking my hospital for a year and they said to me and my gp I have been put on a list to get training and get a pump but I still have no got one I am getting lamps everywhere I am running out of place to do my jabs
     
  2. ButtterflyLady

    ButtterflyLady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Call or write to them again and remind them it's been a year and you'd really like to know where things are at, as you need for one is getting worse. Your GP might also be able to write to them and explain again the medical reasons for you needing a pump, and verify that you are getting lots of lumps.
     
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  3. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Get in touch with INPUT and see if they can assist in any way:

    http://www.inputdiabetes.org.uk/
     
  4. jbabies

    jbabies Type 1 · Member

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    I eventually got my pump but had to get confirmation initially from my GP, Diabetic Consultant before my DSN pushed it through. Once (one of the Consultant team) they confirmed officially in writing with the DSN I met the criteria it took about a year and a half. I had previously done the courses but funding had to be confirmed. Unfortunately it can take time but don't give up.
     
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  5. mandy louise bantoft

    mandy louise bantoft Type 1 · Newbie

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    I know it will take time It has been 2 years now when the hospital said they will put me on the course for it my gp has sent emails to my consultant to see what is going on they said am next but the course was in August.
     
  6. jbabies

    jbabies Type 1 · Member

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    Any ideas if funding for your pump has actually been agreed. This was a sticking point according to my DSN who I bombarded with test results and emails.
     
  7. mandy louise bantoft

    mandy louise bantoft Type 1 · Newbie

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    I have not done the cause so I want know what is going on
     
  8. jbabies

    jbabies Type 1 · Member

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    Sounds like you need to speak directly to your consultant team/DSN so they can let you know what is going on. Hoping they are approachable.
     
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  9. mandy louise bantoft

    mandy louise bantoft Type 1 · Newbie

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    Yes they are very good so I will talk to them see what they say thank you anyway from Mandy
     
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