15 September 2010


After having done other interviews, and not about diabetes, in person and via phone, this is the first I have done one online and about diabetes. I will admit that I like not being under the gun and being able to put on my thinking cap before answering. So for that I do thank Emilia Klapp at The Diabetes Club. Read the interview here.

Still I missed some information that a friend emailed me about. In the things to tell someone newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I missed an important point. Something that works for one person, does not mean it will work for another person. Most of the time we just say what works for me may not work for you. That is because type 2 is such an individual disease and each person's body often does react differently to the same foods and even medications. There may be some things that will work, but don't rely on this.

Another unmentioned item is learning how to find a doctor or specialist that is a good fit for you. This is easier said than done whether you are type 1 or type 2. This is not something that can readily be talked about in an interview as each of us has a different personality. Most of us like to have the doctor talk with us and definitely not at us, but each of us defines that differently in practice.

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