Your First Source of Information (Your Doctor)

By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-02-01 15:10:20 -0600
Started 2010-01-31 20:25:50 -0600

As a Diabetic, your first and foremost source of medical service and information should come straight from a qualified source, your doctor, medical representative and \ or you dietician.

Doctors may seem distant and uncaring but that's not true, it's a business, a profession, they see hundreds of patients and have issues of their own, professionally to deal with.

Diabetes affects everyone differently due to us being individuals with various needs and medical health histories.

Your doctor knows you, your needs are different from mine and the next person, what may work for me isn't guaranteed to work for you.

Diabetes is no joke, nothing to play with, take it serious, treat it as though your life depends on it.

Because it does !

8 replies

Anonymous 2010-02-01 11:44:16 -0600 Report

With all due respect, Mr. Mays, these aren't really discussions you are starting-they are more "feel-good" quips than anything else and I think they are taking space away from actual discussions! You may want to rethink what you are passing off as discussions and maybe just consolidate all of your thoughts as a post. Thank you.

MAYS 2010-02-01 15:10:20 -0600 Report

You are entitled to your opinion, if my postings are of no interest to you, you have the option \ right to not read them.
I don't give out feel good advice, I'm a realist and operate off of that theory and I respect everyone's right to their opinion, your issue with me seems to be personal that's why you're hiding using the Privacy Manager, you have another option other than voicing your opinion, you can either Accept or Reject what I do here, but not stop me.
Thank You

kdroberts 2010-02-01 09:18:19 -0600 Report

I kind of disagree. You should look for information wherever you can find it and use your doctors as another source as well as an adviser on all the other information you have found. Doctors don't have a lot of time and you don't see them often enough for them to be a primary source of information.

Urgent and critical stuff should come from them and everything else should be run past them at some point but there are far too many great resources out there to use your doctor as the first place you go.

MAYS 2010-02-01 09:35:52 -0600 Report

A very good point, well stated !
I never said your doctor should be your only source.
I said your " First Source ".
" Mays "

10fluffy35 2010-02-01 08:00:13 -0600 Report

I agree 100%. I think we forget that all our drs., dentists and vets have problems to deal with just like us. There
are times they have to balance out us and their own
personal issues. I just wanted to add that the
american diabetes assoc. offers some nice free
booklets and information

MAYS 2010-02-01 08:11:45 -0600 Report

Thank You !
Great comment and information pertaining to the A.D.A.
and the free diabetes awareness booklets !
Together we can fight this and make everyone's life a little easier !
" Mays "