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Many of us see a number of doctors and other health care professionals to help with our day to day care of diabetes. Who is on your team?
 

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Just my GP :D
 

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I have a GP, an endocrinologist along with his nurse practioners, an opthamologist and a gynecologist.
 

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Currently my team is:
  • endocrinologist
  • eye doctor
  • foot doctor
  • looking for a new GP
    (I believe in another thread I mentioned some of the problems I had with past GP.
    Currently waiting to become employed to find another GP. An Endo is more important right now.)
  • have given up on nutritionists
    • First nutritionist was more interested in what books I'm reading than treating me.
    • Second nutritionist had:
      • too much of an authority complex,
      • appeared to give more credit to drugs than diet and exercise,
      • and she nearly freaked out because I didn't treat a single meter reading of 69 as a hypo.
        (For crying out loud ! Meters aren't that accurate !)
        (Plus I KNOW when I am having a hypo. I encountered them when I was first DX'd and placed on glyburide.
        And 69 (according to my meter) is nowhere's near hypo territory for me.
        PLUS I've not had a hypo since being taken off glyburide over a year ago. )
  • dentist
  • diabetes support groups
    (Their free; and you never know what good little tidbits you'll hear about.)

--ET
 

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My Team

I have a GP, Endo, Ophthamologist, Neurologist, Cardiologist, Podiatrist, Dentist, Urologist and an ENT doctor. I don't have to see all of those doctors every year. I am in my 70's now and am seeing more doctors than ever before. Sometimes I think I need to add a Psychiatrist to my team. :rolleyes:
 

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I started the thread and forgot to add who is on my payroll. I have a primary care physician, psychiatrist, podiatrist, dermatologist, ophthalmologist, optometrist, sleep specialist and my pharmacist, 2 gastroenterologists, an ENT, gynecologist, dentist, orthopedic surgeon. I can't leave out the staff at Central Ohio Diabetes Association who helped me out tremendously when I was not employed and will help out anyway that they can. I may be adding a neurologist and cardiologist soon. I have to give all these people a big thank you for putting up with me! I ask alot of questions!
 
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