When I was diagnosed, I got a barage of information both from books, and my diabetic educator, doctor, nurse practitioner, and support group. I thought I would have a degree in diabetes by the time I was done.
But of course, we all know it’s a continuing process of learning about ourselves, our own diabetes and then what is going on in the world outside ours with diabetic care.
So my question to you is, how much education did you get when you were diagnosed, or say for the first year? How much do you get now? Did you actually visit with a medical team or friends, or get most of your knowledge from the www?
In SD I am appalled at what little education activity there is. I’m not sold on my clinic for anything other than diabetes care…but I can honestly say, I know more than most of the people I know who visit with regular docs, endocrinologists in the area (200 miles away) and diabetic educators because of my clinics and CNP’s dedication to teaching us. So what did you learn, and from where?