Diabetes Your Healthcare Team Articles

Newly Diagnosed: Why Telling Your Doctor to “Just Treat Me” Doesn’t Benefit You

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Leaving everything up to your doctor might be tempting—but there’s a better way to get the right care. Dr. Gary explains.

Talking to Your Doctor: Coping With “Let’s Watch and Wait”

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells what to do if your physician recommends a wait-and-see approach instead of treating new symptoms aggressively.

Newly Diagnosed: How to Cope With Doctor Fatigue

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If getting the best care requires seeing several doctors, Dr. Gary can help you handle it.

Switching Doctors? 4 Things to Look For in a Healthcare Team

By Jeanette Terry 3 Comments

Whatever your reason for seeking a new doctor, it can be an opportunity for you to figure out what’s lacking in your current medical care team and find it.

Talking to Your Doctor: My Doctor Refuses to Answer My Questions

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary names six things you can do if your doctor won’t communicate.

Talking to Your Doctor: My Lab Results Seem to Be Falling Into a Black Hole

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains what to do if you don't get your test results when they are promised.

Blood Tests That Can Determine Prediabetes

By Tom Betar No Comments

Here are the three most common blood tests used to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes.

Talking to Your Doctor: I Didn’t Tell My Doctor What Another Doctor Said About My Medication

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells what to consider before withholding information from your physician.

Talking to Your Doctor: How Well Am I Describing My Symptoms?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary has tips to help you get the right treatment when it’s hard to explain how you feel.

Community Perspective: Adhering to Your Diabetes Plan

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 1 Comment

Most people with diabetes work with their healthcare provider and use their own knowledge to develop a diabetes management plan. But how well do you stick to your plan?

Is Your Doctor Talking to You or Clicking at You?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Don’t let the computer in the examination room compromise your care. Dr. Gary tells what you can do if technology comes between you and your physician.

Community Perspective: Certified Diabetes Educator Accessibility

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Learn how a CDE can benefit your diabetes management from Rachel Head, RD and CDE at One Drop, and Mark Heyman, PhD, CDE, and director of One Drop Experts, and members of the diabetes online…

Community Perspective: Patients As Educators

By Tom Betar No Comments

Diabetes patients are experts on their condition, and sometimes they need to share their knowledge with their healthcare providers.

Patients Educating Clinicians

By Michelle Litchman No Comments

Healthcare providers can learn a lot from the people they treat, especially when it comes to chronic conditions such as diabetes.

Community Perspective: Hospital Stays

By Tom Betar No Comments

Learn from our community members and expert how you can have a safe and productive hospital stay, even with diabetes.

3 Questions About Your Hospital Stay

By Chris Memering, RN, CDE No Comments

Chris Memering, RN, CDE, discusses three common questions people ask about their care during their hospital stay.