Have An Open Communication With Your Doctor

By Latest Reply 2008-12-07 18:03:18 -0600
Started 2008-11-19 15:06:07 -0600

Apparently not useful to most; surprising though. It is an important part of your healthcare

6 replies

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-12-07 09:46:51 -0600 Report

Had not seen this article previously, but this is definitely a must once you are diagnosed. I just started a new article about this,"You & Your Doctor" prior to seeing this post. I really encourage you to work closely with your doctor. Learn from others, but remember that you, your body and your diabetes are unique to you and you need to be treated accordingly. You need to do research on your own, and a lot of information is available through other websites and tons of great books and articles. Just be sure you keep a good relationship with your doctor and that you do not just accept as fact everything you read or hear. Good luck!

2008-12-07 14:52:36 -0600 Report

Yeah, I saw your post, and replied too, I believe. I think it is very important to be open and honest to all your doctors; it can only help. Claudia

2008-12-07 04:05:40 -0600 Report

Thankyou for your advice, and also for bringing this article forward again; it gives more newcomers a chance to read it.
Sorry if I am being to personal, and you don't have to answer, or you can send me a message, but you have answered a lot of my posts, and I was just wondering what your name was, so I can answer properly with the respect you should have. Claudia

Sparrow - 16557
Sparrow - 16557 2008-12-06 20:44:01 -0600 Report

This is an EXTREMELY important point. Your doctor (health care professional) IS your first line of defense. I realize that some doctors (like mine) are EXTREMELY busy. I try to make it as easy for them as possible to follow my progress. I got my doctor's FAX number. I FAX in my readings every two weeks or once a month, depending on how I'm doing. That way, he can look at my progress when he has an opportunity… which is more often than when I have to schedule an appointment (cheaper, too).