As I read so many post about people being so scared now they carry the label of being diabetic. Personally, I have diabetes, I rarely say, "I am a diabetic" To me there is a mental difference. Now, I may get crucified for saying this, but a man far greater than me already bore that cross, but here goes. I have come to the conclusion that doctors, as a whole, are a very poor source of information for us. That is not putting doctors down. Think for a minute how many different diseases and conditions they have to keep on top of at any one time. Google diabetes or diabetic and see how many 100's of thousands of site there are for information. So, we start with the wake up call from our doctor, they may or may not send you for diabetic counseling. To me, the reins of this horse are now in your hands. Want information? Check with your local hospital, go onto the internet and connect up with Lantus, Abbott, or some of the other suppliers and see waht they have to offer. Then get here to DC. Yes, here. Here where folks have tried the meds, the insulin, tried the supplements. Here where people that have watch their carb and calorie intake and are exercising regularly do better than us that fail on a daily basis. Here where you can be steered to multiple courses; here where you can hone the questions you want to ask.Knowledge is power. Your doctor, however good he or she may be, is probably NOT your best source for information about you and your condition. YOU need to provide them with information about you and what you are doing to help improve your condition. There is nothing too sacred for this site. Women ask about diabetes and menopause; men about diabetes and ED, both about how it effects their relationship with their spouse. Ask, and it will be answered, but ask here, not your doctor, because chances are they may not know.
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