Debe Pendice
By Debe Pendice Latest Reply 2008-10-04 07:58:45 -0500
Started 2008-10-04 02:20:10 -0500

What do you do when your one MD tells you one thing and the other MD tells you another? Who do you listen to when you respect both of their opinions? and don't want to step on one of their toes

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GabbyPA 2008-10-04 07:55:13 -0500 Report

Hey Debe,

First things first. YOU.
The thing is that it is your life that they are talking about. I would talk to them both about the other one's opinions, but in the end, you have to do what works for you and your body. You can't worry about stepping on toes, there is no room for pride on either side.

If your doctors are truly concerned for your health, then once you choose what to follow, they should support you. Keep notes and then you will be able to see a couple of things.

First, if the direction you chose is the one that works for you.

If it does, then you can share your findings with your other doctor.

If it doesn't work, then try what the opposing doctor said and see if that works.

If neither works, then go back to the drawing board and start again. The thing is that you have to do for you what is good. Sometimes it is a combination of what they both are saying.

We live diabetes every day and we learn a lot. There is vital information you can share with your doctor that puts them eons ahead of their piers if they are willing to listen.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-04 07:58:45 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby, your absolutely right. I alway feel like I want to listen to everyone so I don't hurt anyone feelings. But everything I've been through I need to think about what I want to do first.