Re: We’re a drain on resource – but did you know how big a drain?

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Annette A
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Exactly – your choice (through necessity) is for animal insulin, and mine (through a much lesser but still valid need) is for human analogue. And part of that (not the need itself, but the understanding of the need) is because we are well informed about the whole system – but I do suspect that we (that is, those diabetics who are still following this, as opposed to the majority of diabetics, particularly T2s, who just get whatever treatment is handed out by their GP) are in the minority – and probably know more about it than many GPs, who are, by their job descriptions, generalists, not specialists, who will just do whatever the latest NICE or PCT or whatever guidelines suggest. Which is where hospital clinics and consultants/specialists/DSNs come in, but again, the (I suspect) vast majority don’t even know they exist, let alone are referred to them – after all, its expensive…and as the original post says, we are a drain on society…This is turning into a rant I think so I’ll stop there…