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RE: [IP] endocrinologists

The only reason I have an Endo is to get pump supplies. My HMO says an Endo
has to 
Do the Rx. I really don't see the Endo I see the Nurse Practioner. I feel
like I am 
conducting a CME (Continuing Medical Education)  everytime I see her. I am
sure she 
learns something new every time we talk.

John S Wilkinson, 
Rome, New York

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Antonio
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 9:27 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] endocrinologists

That was so well said that it ought to be a diabetic's manifesto!  I was 
wondering if it was just me, or were other diabetics not in need of an 
endocrinologist's "care".  I think for someone uneducated about managing 
their illness, that the endo is a good person to have on board.  
However, once they learn the guidelines (as she said a 5th grader 
could), then they can take over management and maybe just see an endo 
every year, provided they have a GP do the A1C regularly.

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

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