Good reading?

By DonnaAnn Latest Reply 2008-08-14 08:02:34 -0500
Started 2008-08-13 05:14:48 -0500

I realize that many of us read magazines about diabetes or nwspaper articles. and most of the time we find them resourceful. But, what confuses the dickens out of me is, when I read something, go to my diabetes person and ask her about it, she says one of two things: 1) she has not heard of this (even though the article said ADA approved!) 2) not to beleive everything I read (even though the artilce was put out by the ADA).
Does this confuse any one else? Are we wasting our time buying suppidly informative magazines? What I find funny is that many times I have seen the same magazines she has told me not to believe in the waiting office!

5 replies

morris.js 2008-08-13 13:23:52 -0500 Report

Donna, Butterfly and Gabby are right. I read everything I can get my hands on. Some of it works, some of it doesn't…for me anyway. I try a lot of the things I read about, and when I have what I consider to be sufficient evidence for myself, I then approach my doctor with my findings to get his take on it. My doctor and I are always in some pretty good discussions, and sometimes he proves me wrong and vice versa. The point is, it took me a long time to come to that kind of realtionship with him. He has so many patients that do not take any active interest in learning or trying, that he forgot that there are some of us who go above and beyond in that respect. Even the ADA has information out there that I find sceptical, but keep an open mind till I prove otherwise.

GabbyPA 2008-08-13 13:08:24 -0500 Report

Like Butterfly_8 says, doctor's don't know everything. It is too much to keep track of, especially if they are general and not endos. There is a lot of junk out there, and there are a lot of opinions. Take them all with a grain of salt, but never close your mind to things. Just because it doesn't work for you doesn't mean that it won't work for someone else. Sometimes I approach an idea to prove it wrong...just to find out that it works great for me. You can read all you want. Fill your head with knowledge, but unless you act on it, what's the point? Doctor's have so many patients that are not proactive in their care, can you blame them for being synical? People who are the most synical are those who don't try. Sure somethings don't pan out, but you will never know until you try.

butterfly_8 2008-08-13 06:12:41 -0500 Report

It does not suprise me at all. I realized a long time ago that some Dr's do not know everything. Thank God for second opinions. I have been there and Done that. I realize they do not always keep up with all of the latest news. On this site we have oodles of people doing research. For that I am so thankful.

DonnaAnn 2008-08-13 12:57:45 -0500 Report

my last doctor hated the internet. Said it hurt people, not helped them. Guess he did not like the competition!!

butterfly_8 2008-08-14 08:02:34 -0500 Report

I have gotten the basics for diabetes management from my Doctor,but what I have learned from reading and members on this site has been priceless,and I am so grateful

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