[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
SNIP>>>>>>Sorry, but I get frustrated when
>people tell me how non caring their Doc is. Like Doctor Spot!
I agree but with one important caveat: In many areas there is no
doctor. Here in NS, up until the last month, there was only one
sees pump patients and he's very anti-pump. The government
simply will not
allow referrals to endos outside the province where one exists who
paper" a pump doctor. I will conyinue to whine about my lackof
endo but I
am soon in the process of asking permission form the government
endos now that there are two who are open, although
inexepereinced, to the
Darrin Parker - Nova Scotia, Canada! >>>>>SNIP
As soon as I hit "send", (thereby, exhibiting my frequent
fingers/mouth in motion before brain in gear disease) I realized how
fortunate I was to have a choice.....you are right. You don't have a
choice, and many people on the dreaded HMOs do not have the
freedom of choosing an Endo. Further, there may not be a
selection in their area.
I am so lucky to have BCBS and am able and willing to drive the
two hours from Huntsville, AL to Birmingham, AL to the Kirklin
Clinic for my Endo visits 4 times a year. As a matter of fact I saw
him this morning and I asked him to do a liver check because of
the ten or more years of taking NSaids and Celebrex. I went
down and gave my quart of blood. He has said next visit in
September he will do a fasting thorough testing. I get kind of
tickled at him, I keep telling him he ought to get on this list. He
kinda smirks when I tell him about some of the things I
learn....child that he is. I finally told him about using Velosulin and
how much it helped with my sites (he had said "let's not do that"
last year when I asked about it). As he often tells me I am his
best diabetic patient, he isn't going to fuss too much. The last five
years hbaic's have been from 5.7 to 6.3 - and I plan to live long
enough to really drive my children crazy!
So to those of you who don't have the choices available that I do, I
am sorry. I guess you have to educate who you have to best of
your and their ability and keep on keeping on. I sorry I blew you
off in my statements. Once again, that was not my intent.
Still learning how to communicate.....
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml