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Why was husband offered course, but I was not?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by eunice61, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. eunice61

    eunice61 Type 2 · Member

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    My husband received a letter, addressed to him, inviting him to attend a DSMP diabetes self management programme. He is not diabetic. Not even on the border-line. He has kidney stones so he has regular check-ups and blood tests anyway. I am diabetic and have been for 15 years. But no one has ever asked me to attend a course. I am furious! I'll be giving the surgery a ring today and asking why they've missed me. Idiots!
     
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    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good question - why your husband should be offered a diabetes course is a mystery, but you haven't been offered one because you were diagnosed too long ago - now they are trying to offer all the newly diagnosed a course.

    I suggest he accepts the course & you go along with him - people offered the course are normally encouraged to bring a companion/carer with them.
     
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    MikeTurin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe the database used to send invites to diabetic courses is FUBAR, so letter are sent to the wrong people.
     
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  4. eunice61

    eunice61 Type 2 · Member

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    Unfortunately he can't go with me as he's about to go to work in Switzerland for three months! I've tried ringing them but I can only leave a message. And no one has rung me back. I think I'll send the form in anyway in my name and add a note to the effect that I'm the one with diabetes not him. I thought that once I started actually, y'know, injecting every day, they'd ask me. :banghead:
     
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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. I'm listed as a T2 (but actually LADA) and in 12 years have never been offered a course, for which I'm grateful:)
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    They may well have just made a mistake...
    Even if not, there is no reason (even if hubby is abroad) that partner/wife/ carer etc can't go.

    Apparently only 20% of people invited to any diabetes course for T2's attend according to a diabetes health person I spoke to recently. They are trying to find out reasons why and to fo something about non attendance in our hospital...
     
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    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    never been offered to attend a course , I did ask but got no where?
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    This is something that I mentioned in my assistance of ideas for my CCG to consider. If GPs diagnose, then they need to ensure patients are given the opportunity!!
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    But the main problem turns out to be that the persons that are sent letters-(even went sent!) only 20% of patients attend..
     
  10. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Your fury might turn to anger if you attended an NHS course, as they are still following the Eatwell plate which for the average Type 2 is an about turn. Sorry for those who have heard my previous views on this, but on my DESMOND course, I was told that exercise has no impact on blood sugars (I stated that my meter says different). I can't get back the months of over eating slow release carbs (the quantity) and having to exercise harder to counter act these, I can only imagine where I would be if the advice had been LCHF - my opinion is that you are best off getting your practical education on this site.
     
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