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RE: [IPk] doctors



And other experiences /empathy from experience separate to diabetes that
all people can have,.. which may be helpful!

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Stephen Phillips [SMTP:email @ redacted]
> Sent:	11 November 2000 15:22
> To:	email @ redacted
> Subject:	RE: [IPk] doctors
> 
> This is a sad but all to common indictment.
> I admit to having worked as a CNS in diabetes and being type 1,
> however, I
> kept my professional role & personal life separate, as it also isn't
> always
> that helpful to have professionals commenting on their personal
> experiences
> either. I do agree though an 'inside knowledge' is both a very useful
> and
> empathic tool if used appropriately. Health Professionals do on the
> whole
> try to be as empathic as possible, however there will always be
> experiences
> of the 'judgemental and stigmatising type' which we all hope are in
> the
> minority.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Abigail King
> Sent: 10 November 2000 20:05
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IPk] doctors
> 
> 
> Elizabeth
> I couldn't agree with you more. I sometimes think that having dm
> yourself
> should be a necessary qualification for treating others with the
> condition.
> Either they're plainly disinterested or they blame it on the patient
> if
> things go wrong.
> I have a colleague who has managed alongside her general practice
> comitments
> to get a part time post in my local diabetic clinic. We went on an
> activity
> weekend once .Because of an unaccustomed activity I managed to have a
> hypo
> that evening despite having a takeaway( obviously because I was
> replenishing
> my glycogen stores and had stupidly not kept my basal at a lower level
> after
> the exercise)
> The response was ( in  a disparaging drawl)
> " surely you can't be hypo after that huge meal and all that wine"
> 
> This same person also thought it amusing that one patient had a
> slapped
> wrist because her HbA1c was 15%. I asked whether she was a non
> compliant
> type and the response was " obviously"
> 
> I despair........
> 
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