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RE: [IP] doc search....



I agree about the CDE.  She is my lifeline on a weekly basis.  The
practice I use employs CDEs and PAs. The endo was good for the
beginning--do I really need a pump?, etc.  But the support people are
the ones you love because you can actually talk to them and ask
questions.


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From:	email @ redacted
Sent:	Wed 1/2/2002 5:18 PM
To:	email @ redacted
Cc:
Subject:	Re: [IP] doc search....

Cherry,
I was wondering, Does Medicaid cover visits to CDEs?  Because if it
does, it
may be that what you really need to be shopping for is a CDE that you
really,
really connect with (who works with a doc that you at least think is
okay).
With my daughter, what we've found is that it's the CDE and not the endo
who
is the best equipped (and most accessible) in providing support and
guidance
about day-to-day management issues.  Our endo is great, but her focus is
more
on seeing where where things are at a fixed point in time (what was her
A1c,
how do her sites look, what are the other test results, etc.) and then
focusing on what's looking good, what may need some improvement, etc. --
and
then it's the CDE who really helps with the practical education and
ongoing
support . . . This may not be any option for you, but if it is, I really

think it may be a way for you to get the kind of help youre looking for
. . .

Good luck!
Lyndy
Pumpmama to Katie
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