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Re: [IP] endocrinologists



I think the point was that a good GP can take care of all those 
requirements, once the insulin dosing has been mastered by the patient.

Antonio in LA,Age 40, Type 1 since 1993
MiniMed Paradigm 515, OneTouch Ultra, MiniMed Carelink and PAL software

Megan wrote:
> I definitely agree that the person who has diabetes should take the
> most active role in managing their conditon, however, it is important
> to have an involved endocrinologist.  For one thing, insulin can be
> complicated and takes time to learn.  Also, endocrinologists know what
> tests to order and how to interprut the results.  They know how to
> screen for both complications and other conditions like thyroid
> disease.  And of course we need them prescriptions.  Finally, they can
> communicate with other specialists, like opthalmologists.
>
> Of course all this is in an ideal world.  Personally I do most of the
> changing of doses and such by myself, but enjoy being able to bounce
> thoughts off my endo.
>
> ~Megan
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