There are so many important things nobody ever tells you about living with diabetes. You have to figure them out on your own – which can be tricky, to say the least.  First and foremost, there’s the issue of finding the right doctor or other healthcare professionals to work with.  

Should you simply see the first doctor whose path you cross? Or should you research them? Do you even have a choice? 

This month, for my first installment of “Living with Diabetes: The Real-Life Stuff You Need to Know,” I’d like to share some tips about identifying and working with the medical professional(s) who can best help you.

Tip 1: Do I Need to See a Specialist?
When people are first diagnosed with diabetes – or often even if they’ve had it for a while – they’re not really clear on what kind of doctor … more

Tip 2: The Relationship Matters!
Here’s something almost every diabetes patient learns the hard way: it’s important that you LIKE YOUR DOCTOR. If you feel uncomfortable … more

Tip 3: How to Start Looking
Here are some ideas for finding the best endocrinologist for you: 1. Ask Around Just like when you’re looking for a job or tips for a … more

Tip 4: The Magic of a CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator)
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a personal coach for your diabetes care? Someone who would sit down with you on a regular basis … more

Tip 5: What to Do with Your Doctor/Educator Face-Time
Many patients feel frustrated or even disheartened by interactions with their doctors.  But quite a lot really depends on how you approach … more

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