Complaining about doctors.
I see often patients complaining about the advice of doctors. I can see people getting upset about a doctor giving advice to a diabetic who doesn’t seem to have any business giving advice. I read that in the States, doctors in school get only half a day on the subject of diabetes. They mainly learn what they know from their patients.
On the other hand talking with my doctor where I go for 32 years, his frustrations when dealing with new cases of diabetes sounds very real. As you know about 90% of diabetics are type-2 and the rest type-1. Their frustrations comes from non-compliance in particular with the type-2s with the advice given. ( No wonder at about 90%.)
He knows that many patiens going for their HGA 1C try to get a good report by living properly in the month before the test. Of course the test is over 3 months, so it won’t have much impact because of the last month. They often show blood tests with their monitors for which they didn’t use their monitors at all. They don’t know that they cheat themselves! Also the way they eat, they don’t realize that they have to put special attention to the portions taken.
So, listening to both sides, we can see the position that both sides are taking. Bad doctors are a curse on our diabetes patients. Bad behaving diabetics are a curse to the good doctors.
We can only do our very best for ourselves, while trying to help those that will accept help. What is your opinion about this matter?
It’s only me, JB.