Bad doctors or bad patient ???

By manapua72 Latest Reply 2013-01-18 11:22:27 -0600
Started 2013-01-17 21:57:25 -0600

So I'm reading post by people and comments people r making … People r advising people to drop their doctors and get new ones … Well yeah sometimes a doctor might not be aggressive in your management of your diabetes but more often then not its the patient that is in non compliance … I was one of them … Didn't watch what I ate , didnt take my meds , missed appointments or just didnt make any … Yes so before U go telling people to drop their doctor think do u really know the situation is , is the person posting being truthful ??? Doctors can tell us what we need to do , can encourage us etc … Yet it up to us as individuals to take care of our diabetes , so yeah bad doctor sometimes … More often then not BAD PATIENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Truth hurts …

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Lady.Grantham 2013-01-18 11:22:27 -0600 Report

I think there is both …I had a co worker that went to the same doc I did and she was not listening to what he was telling her and her diabetes was getting worse and she kept blaming the doc but then she was in her car eating 2 full servings of fries and 2 Big Macs and large milk shake and pie for dessert … Well guess what that didn't help … well finally I told her you'll die if you keep that up cause she asked me how I do it and I told her she said she can't do that .. So she ended up get her stomach stapled … She now has no more diabetes :) … But yes there is both out there !!!! I have an example for bad doc but that has to wait I have laundry to do and house to clean :( … Talk to you later … Have a great day

manapua72 2013-01-18 01:36:04 -0600 Report

I know I was a bad patient and I believe many r ..,.. Yet it's never to late to change … Sometimes the doctor gets all this blame , yeah there r times that it deserved , a lot of times not … So yeah here we hear but one side of the story …

jayabee52 2013-01-17 22:50:07 -0600 Report

My dear Manapua I suspect the answer that I posted to Ma Mo may be the discussion to which you refer.

The truth is that there are BOTH incompetent Drs who don't try to help their patients manage their Diabetes Mellitus (DM) for whatever the reasons, known only to them.

And there on the other side of the coin there are Drs who try their best to guide their Patient with diabetes and the Patient does little to nothing to comply.

There are many people on this site who feel the way I do. If the Dr is not doing all s/he can to help me manage my DM, it is time to find another Dr who can. Sometimes it is the Dr's communication style, sometimes the patient's head is dense as a brick, but that would be a time to reset one's DM team and try again.

I mean Drs are human too, not gods (though some of them seem to have a god-complex)

I was a bit naive when I first came on DC 4+ yrs ago, and my thinking about Drs has gone through an "evolution" over these years. I have "heard" horror stories about overbearing Drs on these pages. So what I told Ma Mo what I would do should I be in her situation. I did not (as I recall) told her directly to dump her Dr.

I would not at the same time call someone a bad patient. I tried to strike a tone which was not blaming her. Cause I don't know exactly what she tried or went through to get to this point 13 yrs down the Dx road.

I believe I understand your protest, and I believe you are genuinely concerned, and that is commendable. Thank you for posting this