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Re: [IP] 45th Dianniversary



Sad story!  It's even sadder today that some doctors are still
arrogant and ignorant.  I have seen all kinds of medical personnel not
knowing about Type 1 D and barely enough of Type 2.  But I am glad
your son is OK.  Thanks for sharing.

On Sat, Nov 26, 2016 at 9:09 AM, Barbara Ziegler
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> I'll add my bad physician/diagnosis story.  In 1964 when I was 6, we were
> living in a small town.  My mom diagnosed my diabetes--my dad had Type 1,
> and she heard me get up 4 times in the night to go to the bathroom.  She
> checked my urine with his supplies, and it was 4+.  She called our family
> physician, who said "We'll watch her for a few weeks."  Diabetic father,
> sugar in the urine, and we'll watch me????  Till I'm in a coma maybe?  He
> apparently was too arrogant to take my mother seriously.  Fortunately my
> parents were sophisticated patients, and called my dad's former specialist
> in Philadelphia.  He said to take me to a hospital immediately, so my
> parents took me to a larger city where I got good care.
>
> In contrast, my son went through a period of urinating frequently when he
> was a child.  When I called the pediatrician, the first thing he asked was
> "What was his blood sugar?"  He knew that I would have already checked and
> he honored that.  Much better story!  (And he's not diabetic.)
>
> Barbara Ziegler
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