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Re: [IP] the non-diabetic

>Heh... deja vu!  At my eye doc the "eye dropper" person always asks "And
>what is your blood sugar today?".  Having dealt with many of the types you
>mention before, I usually give them an average.  Once, when I got fed up, I
>responded "It was 150 in the morning, an hour ago it was 110, now it's
>probably 90 or so".  Blank look.  "What is it today?" "120".  Only one
>doctor I have ever seen wanted to hear about standard deviations or any
>statistical measurement of variability in sugars.  Rampant innumeracy, I
>This is nothing compared to the endo I visited who looked prime for
>retirement.  I told him I was a diabetic and wanted to get my yearly tests.
> He pulled out a Lifescan One touch, did a fingerstick on me, and
>proclaimed me fine as my sugar was 120!  My diabetes was in "fine control".
> Yikes.  Note, this was in 1994 or so.

Wow!  I feel better knowing I'm not alone in this battle!  I really
appreciate your experience being shared with us!

So, I guess we must be prepared ot lecture and educate the health care
people with each visit.

Darrin Parker
email @ redacted   Nova Scotia, Canada!

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