I just read a in dLife results to a survey that asked the question “How truthful are you when discussing your diabetes self management with your healthcare provider?”
Here are the results for 565 respondents:
-The truth and nothing but the truth! 53%
-I have the best of intentions, but I don't always fully disclose. 24%
-I think some things should be shared on a need-to-know basis. 10%
-I'm not always sure what I should be sharing. 10% -
-My doc can't handle the truth! 2%
HOW TRUTHFUL ARE YOU?
I am in the whole truth and nothing but the truth category. Sometimes it is painful and embarrassing but I figure if my endocrinologist doesn’t know the whole truth she will not be able to help me to the fullest. I dread going to my quarterly visit when I know I have had a not too good three months, but, I bite the bullet and face the music. The best part of me being truthful with her she is truthful with me. I also find because I am truthful she respects me and treats me as an adult and will also listen intently to my questions and concerns.
I am curious on how truthful you are. I wonder if what the results of this survey would be the same for the members of our community.
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