Having a good relationship with your doctor is great advice for anyone to live by, but no where is this more important then when it comes to people who suffer with diabetes; the ACT1 Adult Diabetes Support Group is living proof of the importance of seeking out that special attention; this is their story.
Venus: As much frustration as we get dealing with the medical profession, I find that it's very important to like your doctor, and get along with whoever is going to be your caretaker.
Genevieve: If you're newly diagnosed, you may have to go through a few different doctors, before you find someone that you could really work with. If you don't have that, and I didn't have that for a long time, I didn't take care of myself because I didn't want to go back to that same doctor. You kind of have to advocate for yourself, because I do think if you don't do that, you're ultimately the one that suffers.
David: You really have to pay attention to these doctors, you really do have to see them. Take me for instance, if I had listened to my doctor when he said, you know, I'm seeing a little bit of bleeding in the back of your eyes, maybe you wanna see an eye doctor about that, well I see just fine, I'll be okay. Now I'm legally blind. You really do have to understand that you do need special care.
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