I was once told that there would be a day that I'd be in the hospital and I would know more about diabetes then the doctors.
That day has arrived.
For the first time in my life I was hospitalized for something OTHER then diabetes.
I am one who believes that you should trust doctors I mean they didn't go through all that schooling for nothing. They should know what they're doing. But I guess when it comes to handling someone with TYPE 1 diabetes , they just don't know what to do and then when I tried to explain it to them... they seemed to not hear me.
It's my theory that no matter what I go into the hospital for, above all things, I am a Type I diabetic patient first. What that means to me is my diabetes should be considered and included in all forms of treatment. This doesn't mean you just stick me on a diabetic diet and call it a day, which I guess some doctors just find acceptable.
If you still take injections (like I do) t...
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