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Old 04-28-2011, 04:55   #11
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(if you guys get to meet up at the expo, I'm gonna sit the corner & be horribly envious . . . )
Ahh, we'll think about you Shanny!

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No... Hubby and I are hermits - takes alot to get us out where there is any kind of crowd. LOL Besides, I figure it's ADA related and would probably just tick me off. The older I get the less patience I have with morons. That probably sounds worse than I actually am.. I can be very pleasant, sometimes.

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Yep, planning on it!! How bout you?

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We are planning on it. We should meet up.

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(if you guys get to meet up at the expo, I'm gonna sit the corner & be horribly envious . . . )
Don't be... We'll meet up some day... Who knows maybe in 5 years we'll be living back in Missouri

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We are planning on it. We should meet up.
Absolutely! Maybe private message me your number and I will call you :-)

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No... Hubby and I are hermits - takes alot to get us out where there is any kind of crowd. LOL Besides, I figure it's ADA related and would probably just tick me off. The older I get the less patience I have with morons. That probably sounds worse than I actually am.. I can be very pleasant, sometimes.
Geez, Vicky . . . you sound just like us! In fact, our Facebook handle is We B Hermits. And yep . . . don't suffer fools gladly!




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Well one thing I've learnt well is that all our medical professionals are humans just like us. I really appreciate my medical team and I really can see that they are trying their best for me... even when they do make decisions that don't work for me at times... they keep trying. Like for me hearing my GI specialist wants to see me asap despite his busy schedule was comforting to me (but then again I have had bad side effects to his prescribed meds)... usually you have to book way ahead to see them here... obviously he considers I'm an urgent case right now. I really appreciate my GP, my endo, my D educators who let you ring them anytime, and even the lovely nurse at the diabetic clinic who comes and has a chat with me in the waiting room every time she gets a spare moment when I'm there (probably because I've been a regular). It puts a human face to it all when they show empathy and that they care. I can then tolerate mistakes a bit better... it's when they have that horrible 'bedside' (or arrogant) manner that I really start to switch off.


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Will you guys give a report on what you see, learn, what's interesting, what's not - for those of us envious even though it is the ADA?

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Will you guys give a report on what you see, learn, what's interesting, what's not - for those of us envious even though it is the ADA?
Absolutely!

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Jeremy - I think the difference between your experience and others' is that both your clinicians are diabetics themselves. They're keenly aware of the challenges you face. Certainly there are non-diabetic medical professionals who provide excellent service, but nothing beats hands on experience to change someone's attitude!

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