Networking: we all do it to enhance our careers or our business. We might network to find romance or – if moving to a new
city – to find new friends. For our children, we network to find
the best schools or clubs. We utilize friends and colleagues, our
communities, neighborhood associations, church/temple congregations, and
even alumni associations to find critical information which helps us
determine what to do or where to go for the very best… whatever that
But do we use the same skill to prioritize diabetes professional care? The Internet has changed how we gather information. Most of us are comfortable enough to
form an opinion about new test strips, pumps, creams for dry skin and so
on when we read about product benefits and risks, but getting a doctor referral is different. Furthermore, new medicines and innovative
technologies are meaningless without a capable doctor. It's a necessary link.
How does networking help us find a good doctor or make a change when we aren’t happy with our current care?