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Re: [IP] Re: How to Answer a Q



What's that saying "You can't teach an old dog new tricks"?  I only talk to
my endocrinologist once a year since I have no insurance, I don't bug him.
 The internist that I see from time to time for urgent care admits he does
not know anything about pumps.  How refreshing!


On Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 1:18 PM, Jerry Smith <email @ redacted> wrote:

> I too get frustrated by that BG question.  My podiatrist asks:  How are
> your
> sugars?  My response is: What do you want to know?  I then give him the
> latest
> A1c.  Then he asks what was my most recent BG?  I look at my pump and give
> him
> the sensor BG.
>
> Most health care providers do not distinguish between Type 1 and Type 2.
>  My
> primary care physician has only one other patient who uses a pump.  Most of
> his patients with diabetes are Type 2 with fairly consistent BGs.  As many
> of
> us know, Type 1s do not always fall into a predictable pattern.
>
> I like to try and educate my health care providers.  They listen and then
> move
> on.  The next visit is a repetition of this cycle.
>
> Jerry Smith
> .
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