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At 10:43pm on January 26, 2012, Belle Étoilee said…

Thanks so much for the warm welcome, this place is incredible!

At 8:10pm on January 26, 2012, ElectricXanrose said…

Hi, Dad! I have invaded your page. Muahahahahaha! In all seriousness (you're probably laughing at that), love ya, Dad!

At 7:38pm on January 26, 2012, Nina said…

Thank you for the warm welcome!:)

At 10:40am on January 26, 2012, Michael McClure said…

Thanks for the note. I'm mainly here to learn more about the 7+.

At 9:08pm on January 25, 2012, Diego said…

Thanks for the birthday wishes

At 3:10am on January 25, 2012, xiphi said…

Thank you looking forward to learning as much as possible

At 2:49am on January 25, 2012, Sana Ajmal said…

thanks a lot :)

At 1:55am on January 24, 2012, G.Alemu said…

Hi Thanx!

At 5:31pm on January 23, 2012, Maggi said…

Thanks for the welcome brokenpole's

At 9:02pm on January 22, 2012, jujube6 said…

Thanks, brokenpole! Everyone has been so welcoming!

At 5:54pm on January 22, 2012, NomadIvy said…

Thanks for the welcome brokenpole. My youngest daughter was diagnosed in April of 2010 at the age of 6, soon after the baby of the family was born. She's doing great.

At 7:05am on January 22, 2012, Rad Warrier said…

Thanks Brokenpole for your warm welcome.

Best Wishes,
Rad

At 8:59am on January 20, 2012, Maritza Dominguez, D.M.D. said…

Thanks you!

At 7:11am on January 20, 2012, Angela said…
Thank you so much!
At 3:46am on January 19, 2012, Froggyjoe36 said…

Thank you and i will try my best! :) I hope you have a good day too.

At 6:14am on January 18, 2012, Al Meola said…

hi! thank you so much:)

At 5:13am on January 18, 2012, Babs1970 said…

thank you!! Made my day!!

At 10:01pm on January 17, 2012, Yuppie said…

Thank you so much.

At 10:01am on January 16, 2012, marcus said…

Wow, I totally identify with this post.

When I was first diagnosed in 1989, I had an endocrinologist who was also very authoritarian. It was HIS RULES, or ELSE.

Needless to say, I was only able to put up with that for so long. When I turned 19 and started going to school, I told him to stick it where the sun didn't shine.

I hated having to do that, but he left me no choice. He didn't allow me to contribute in ANY way to my handling of my condition and came off to me as EXTREMELY arrogant and self-serving.

I have had on and off endo's since leaving my first.

My current endo is a medical school classmate of my most AMAZING endo EVER, Jan Braaten (Civic Hospital, now retired, alas, :( ), and while he isn't as outstanding as Jan was, he is thorough and agreeable.

He at least listens to me, and for that I am extremely thankful.

Regarding conflicts of doctors, I am guessing this is very much a thing that happens everywhere.

It's pretty much the luck of the draw, I suppose, but if you live in a big enough city or state (or province, LOL), there are almost always alternatives if you are able to take advantage of them.

I agree it's crazy that you don't have one given that you already have a decent GP and kidney specialist.

I wish you luck in finding a better diabetes specialist soon.

-marcus

At 9:53am on January 16, 2012, marcus said…

Hi brokenpole:

Thanks for the welcome and the kind words.

I echo Paul's comments in that I wish I had found a site like this much sooner, but better late than never!

Look forward to chatting and hanging out with everyone soon!

Sincerely,

-marcus

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