Not being able to reach my educator for changed

By docdrywall Latest Reply 2012-07-06 01:09:57 -0500
Started 2012-07-04 18:31:42 -0500

I am the father of a 4 year old girl who has type 1.We are now at our second doctor since diagnosis,the first one seemed good in the begining,and then got harder and harder to reach by phone to make dose changes,so we left.The new doctor and educator had my daughters bg levels btter then we had seen within a week.Now the educator is retiring so the dietician has taken over guiding me and has been great i finally feel we are almost there as far as regulating this friggin thing.And here we go again,i e-mail her our daily logs once a week and she is supposed to call me with any changes,which we are needing some.I am not a great writer maybe i should have put this part in sooner.The first doctor was 1 hour away,the second one is 2hours away,i am thinking we might try Johns Hopkins next which is like 3 and a 1/2 hours away.Now the reason for this post.Is it just me that feels this way? Am i to anal about trying to take as ggod of care of my little princess as possible.I welcome any and all respones.Docdrywall

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red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-07-06 01:09:57 -0500 Report

Are you seeing an endocrinologist as they are best for us type 1's. Also there are endos who treat pediatrics and you may need to find one and then make sure they understand how far away you are from them and work out a plan. Does your insurance have a program for diabetics? A nurse will contact you at certain times, but you can always call her when needed, it really is great and by joining the program you get meds, etc cheaper. This way you can get your questions answered fast.

No, you can never be wrong when trying to keep your daughter's bg normal and keep her healthy. This is called being a GOOD and LOVING parent! Hugs

locarbarbie 2012-07-05 09:14:15 -0500 Report

How frustrating for you. Don't ever feel timid about demanding the best care for your precious little girl. How shamelful that these medical professionals leave you hanging when dealing with the care of your daughter. Don't give up.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-07-04 20:32:49 -0500 Report

hi doc. I am not one to keep a doctor if he/she isn't doing his/her job. Have you contacted the dietitian and told her that if she wants you to email her your logs that you expect a timely response from her? After all your insurance is paying her to care for your child.

I am a strong believer that when it comes to my medical care, I expect the best care the staff has to offer and if it is lacking, I will let them know.

I have friends who have left Hopkins for University of Maryland's Joslin Diabetes Center which also has a pediatric diabetes care unit and is affiliated with Harvard Medical School. They love the care they receive.

Good luck to you and your little princess.

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