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I hae just a few questions for everyone----gathering information

Greetings, I am a type II diabetic, controlled by janumet (50.1000/perday) and anaryl (4mg per day), My husband is newly diagnosed as of November, 2011,. I would be a slacker is I said I was slightly miffed at the treatment or should I say NON-treatment that he has received. When I was diagnosed 10 years ago, at a different private Native clinic, I was given hours of edication, instruction, etc every year about diabetes, I had the luxury of meeting the cde every month if I wanted. In the interium, our provider has left town, and we are now in the system of a larger clinic. I am sure some of you have read about the treatment he received on his first visit to their patient edicator! BAD, VERY BAD! His doc told him he did't need to test at all, didn't need a meter or supplies, Just taje 2000 mg metformin a day for three months and then check in with him. This doc appears to know nothing about diabetes. The PA I have is a little better, or I am informing her, But I had occassion to meet another doc this week, and he knew about as much as my dh's doc,

So, my questions:

1. Who did your initial edication on diabetes?

2. Do you feel your doctor knows enough about diabetes to be helping you or do you teach hin/her?

3. Do you have a CDE in your area, an endocrinologist?

4. Have you visited with them?

5. You did your nutiriton training?

6. Whon do you turn to now for answers to questions?

I am in the process of working with our CDE nurse to develope a program for our local Medical Association, and having both hospitals require that physcians or people who work with diabetics in their hospitals attend a basic training session through their Medical meetings, I know a big point, it may never come for fruition. Bit we are trying.

We have a large Native American population and I have their blessing and help so maybe that will be a benefit to this plan. If you have any positive ideas or comments, please leave them here or PM me with them....

Also, please excuse ny horrible typing, I am still using three fingers.....and missing a lot,

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1. Who did your initial edication on diabetes?

When I was diagnosed with type 2 I was sent to a diabetes nutritionist and a diabetes nurse. I got the ADA diet for, I think 1800 cals. This was the only thing my insurance would pay for.

2. Do you feel your doctor knows enough about diabetes to be helping you or do you teach hin/her?

I love my GP, he's great. I think he actually knows more than the average GP.

3. Do you have a CDE in your area, an endocrinologist?

I haven't seen a CDE since I was diagnosed. I have not seen an endo for my diabetes since I was put on insulin when I was gestational over 20 years ago. (My diabetes went away until I was 34).

4. Have you visited with them?

Probably not until I end up on insulin.

5. You did your nutiriton training?

I am pretty nutritionally knowledgeable and have only had the one consult when I was diagnosed. After that I taught myself carb counting and have managed fine for 13 years until recently when my BS went nutty. Now I have placed myself on a moderately low carb diet to attempt to attain College of endo standards. Since most drs. feel that ADA standards are fine I am now falling in that range with an increased dose of met and moderate low carbs.

6. Whon do you turn to now for answers to questions?

Here. I believe that for all diabetics it is an experiment to see what works for you. So I try what others say works for them. Sometimes it works for me and sometimes it doesn't.




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