Sunday, November 4, 2012

NHBPM Day 3: Which Doctor?

This month, I'm participating in WEGO Health's National Health Blog Post Month (#NHBPM).  Which means I'm attempting to post every day during the month of November.  I've been sick and gotten behind, so I'll be posting three times today to catch up!

For more information or to sign up, see here.



Day 3 Topic: "A post about a conversation with your doctor."

My first thought when I read this topic was, "Which doctor?"

My primary care physician?

My endocrinologist?

My OB/GYN?

My Certified Diabetes Educator?

My psychologist?

My ophthalmologist?

My dentist?

Sometimes it feels like all I do is go to the doctor.  But I know that's not true.  And I know there are people who deal with illnesses that cause them to see way more doctors than I do.  Which is why doctors are so important.

Thanks to my involvement in the Diabetes Online Community, and in the patient community online in general, I've really learned to be picky when it comes to my health.  I've learned a lot from my mom too.  Growing up, she was the one to advocate for me.  And she would not shut up until they listened.  I'm so thankful to have learned that from her.

All the doctors I listed above are people I trust.  I choose to continue to see them because of their support, understanding, and expertise.  They listen to me.  They never make me feel like an idiot, no matter how stupid the question.

They want to see me succeed.  That's what a doctor should be.


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