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Re: [IP] endocrinologists



You have the best of both worlds -- self management, and care from an 
Endo in partnership.  I think that is what would work for me, so I will 
use your post as a guide in my search for a new DDoc.   Thanks for the 
input and motivation.

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

Betsy wrote:
> We are a military family and use the military health network for all of our
> needs.  In our area the diabetics on pumps are all seen in one hospital by
> the endocrine clinic.    I see a doctor in the clinic every 3-4 months (they
> have to follow Medicare rules for pump users) and call with questions or
> concerns.  I really respect this doctor (an endocrinologist) because she
> respects me.   
>
> During the appointments, she reviews my records and asks my opinions about
> what needs adjusting or if there are any reasons for the fluctuations that I
> cannot find a way to control.  The feeling in my feet are checked, as are
> eyes, etc.  
>
> She commented the first day I met her that, with 49 years of being a
> diabetic I had more experience with D than she did.  She said she would
> offer treatment suggestions based on current medical knowledge on which she
> might be better updated than I was, but I was the primary person responsible
> for my control.  I consider my treatment to be a partnership.
>
> Guess I am blessed in many ways.
>
> Betsy Krussel, VA
> dx 1957, pump 2000
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