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Do you get hospital care?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by catherinecherub, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. catherinecherub

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  2. Type2_2000

    Type2_2000 · Well-Known Member

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    That really would be a shame. My hospital Doctor is a wonderful guy and he's been really supportive of me during some difficult times.


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  3. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

    Oh dear, that isn't good news. The GPs I have dealt with regarding diabetes are often pretty clueless about things! :shock:
     
  4. Luna21

    Luna21 · Guest

    Never been seen by any specialist or doctor at the hospital. Just my Diabetes nurse, and not even a GP in sight.

    I've had to practically do it all myself, with no help from anyone, except the forum here. I have only been seen twice since my diagnosis way back in January, short appointments, and won't see the DS nurse again until December.
    I did get the Desmond course but it was much too late to be helpful, and most of it wasn't particularly helpful, and I got an eye scan done but that's been my lot re my diabetes. :eh:
     
  5. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    I wouldn't be happy switching back to the care of my gp, the hospital clinic is more specialized in dealing with insulin related issues and the time allowed is much longer than I'd get in my gp practice, often I can get to see a Consultant, Podiatrist and Dietitian all in one visit if I wanted; trying to book appointments at my gp practice can be a nightmare just getting through and finding a suitable time slot, don't have any issues whatsoever with the general care there just not up to par when it comes to the knowledge in a hospital clinic.
     
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