Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About DiabetesTeam
Real members of DiabetesTeam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.

What Frustrates You With The Attitude Of The Medical Community Towards Diabetes?

What Frustrates You With The Attitude Of The Medical Community Towards Diabetes?

I have a number of "peeves"

The first being, with the exception of India and the UK all the other Western Diabetes Orgs (ADA, Diabetes Canada et al) recommend a blood sugar range that "will result in complications" - big, big peeve like they are telling us "there is no way you will be able to control well enough to prevent them so Don't even bother to Try".

This was reinforced today when I got my (electronic) copy of the news letter from Diabetes Care Community (a Canadian org).

There is… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

My biggest peeves are a lack of self-advocacy, a lack of self-education, and people's willingness to let someone else make decisions for them.

Universities who do diabetes research publish their findings online.

There are many, many viable and trustworthy sites on diabetes, meds, side effects, etc.

BUT!!! There has to be the willingness to go find the information needed and then act on it. Both in their lives and in their doctor's offices. I would love to see more people have it.

posted 10 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Doctors are always all about ,oh you need more insulin,or try this pill or that pill. More education is needed to help people just being diagnosed .

posted 18 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

That's why I fired the doctor who diagnosed me. The only information he gave me was a one page pamphlet.🤦🏼‍♂️ The first time I had a low I didn't know what was going on until weeks later when I was home on the computer doing late night research. At the time it happened I had 45,000+ pounds of freight(beer) in my trailer going down the road. Imagine if I had passed out? I was able to find a safe place to park and get myself together. My next low happened 8 years later while I was home recovering from bypass surgery and I knew what was going on. We need information to properly care for ourselves! Doctors need to stop putting us in the same box.

posted 19 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

You take the words out of my mouth my friend!

posted 19 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

My Dr. is not for my education. Fo that department, I have e to go to another place. GOOGLE is the wrong answer!

posted 19 days ago
Already a Member? Log in