I have read so many stories of horrible diabetic diagnoses which just frustrates me to no end. For the most part my diagnosis, by phone, was that I was diabetic and while he wasn't putting me on medication that I should lose weight, exercise more, cut out sugar, and learn to eat better. Okay, I am good with that… but how?
While I appreciate you advising me of the diagnosis of adult onset diabetes, I would have preferred that you explain what that really means. I would have appreciated you suggesting that I get a meter, possibly hook me up with classes and/or a dietitian, or sending me online to places like Diabetic Connect.
Doctor, it's overwhelming to be given just a fraction of the information that we need as diabetics. Perhaps you cannot imagine all of the fears, frustrations and feelings that such a diagnosis stirs up.
Please consider what I am saying here in this letter for the next patient whose world you alter and think of what you'd like to hear under the circumstances.
It is too late for me to go back in time but I so hope you'll help the next person in a more sympathetic manner.
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