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Re: Subject: [IP] When is it D?

In a message dated 7/23/00 12:15:21 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

<< The problem is that you sometimes butt heads with the "medical 
 professionals" who don't like you telling their patients how to investigate 
 medical issues and think for themselves instead of just "trusting the 
 doctor".    >>
   Add to that the problem we've encountered locally in which doctors have 
actually FORBIDDEN their patients to work with a well-known CDE whose 
expertise is perceived as a threat to their supreme authority- despite the 
fact that the CDE is diabetic! 
    Yes, in many medical arenas, it matters not if the doctor is personally 
experienced with the disease. My breast surgeon, oncologist, radiation 
oncologist, infectious disease specialist were all males - none of whom had 
personal experience with breast cancer & I trusted them implicitly...BUT, as 
I've stated before, hopefully my medical journey was finite. Melissa's 
chronic condition does NOT end after a finite number of treatments & 
consequently, ONLY someone who walks in her shoes can ever truly understand 
the emotional, psychological, physiological and social toll that diabetes 
COULD take on her, IF she's not properly guided.

Regards, Renee
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