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Type 1 in San Antonio


Type 1 in San Antonio

So we see where we are, how close we can be and yet not know each other.

Location: San Antonio
Members: 9
Latest Activity: Sep 29, 2014

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Diabetes Doctors in San Antonio

Started by Hockey Mom. Last reply by Hockey Mom Sep 29, 2014. 3 Replies

Does anyone have a good doctor in the San Antonio area ?My son attends college there and would like to have a doctor closer than Dallas. He would also like the CDE to be familiar with the Omnipod…Continue

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Comment by Samantha on June 1, 2012 at 5:47pm
Before we moved to California I went to see Dr. Vadakakalum in the diabetes center in the medical center. When we moved back to have Jax, I saw him & the educators there & my OB was Dr. Joe Childress. He is very familiar with high risk. Good luck it isn't easy to find good ones but those two I trusted wholeheartedly.
Comment by Ashley on June 1, 2012 at 2:22pm

Wow--sorry that happened to you. I'm glad your baby is ok. I will not be making an appt with her....THANK YOU for responding on this wall!

Comment by Cat on June 1, 2012 at 12:51pm

She may be a good high risk doctor, but don't trust her with diabetes. Before I got pregnant, I was a healthy person. During my last trimester I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and told to go to her. Looking back on what they "taught" me about diabetes, it was pretty bad. I went on insulin immediately, for about six weeks and luckily delivered a healthy baby girl. Well, she never ordered me to have any blood tests after i gave birth, and even after much insisting I never had my sugars tested once. They even discharged me when I told them I felt awful...keep telling me it was because of my hard delivery. Bam, four days later I was in the ER with numbers around 700 and am now a Type 1. She may not have given me type 1, but she has no knowledge of diabetes outside of gestational diabetes. And her "diabetes educator" was a moron (looking back). Since you are already a type 1 and know all about the disease, maybe you'd be ok and teach her a thing or two! Good luck!

Comment by Ashley on May 31, 2012 at 7:48pm
Wow! Someone just recommended her to me today!!! She loved her but she was using her due to lupus not diabetes. I was seriously making an appt with her tomorrow! Thank you for the heads up. What do you mean you think you are type 1 because of her?
Comment by Cat on May 31, 2012 at 1:55pm

Whatever you do, don't got to Dr. McFarland at the North Central Baptist Hospital. I'm pretty sure I'm a type 1 diabetic because of her ignorance about diabetes. I wish I had a great one to refer you to, but all I know is who to avoid! Hope that helps. Good luck to you!

Comment by Ashley on May 22, 2012 at 2:50pm

Hello! I'm actually in Laredo (couple hours sound of SA). Do any of you have (or know of) any excellent high-risk OB docs there? I had a couple from my endo but wanted to hear if anyone else had any recommendations. Hoping to get pregnant soon and deliver in SA :)
Thank you!

Comment by stretched2thin on October 17, 2011 at 7:38am
i am moving to san antonio in november
Comment by Samantha on May 28, 2011 at 3:13pm
I used to live in SA up until 2006 when my son was born and then moved to Cali. I had some of the best doctors there if you guys need some great info!!
Comment by Morghan on July 11, 2010 at 2:40pm
Hey is anyone near Comal County?

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