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Diabetes care ineffective despite better access to services


My daughter is a type 1 diabetic, she nearly died due to imcompetence of a training doctor, although I am aware of the amount of brilliant GP's and the work they do. She's compliant, but now has diabetic retinopathy. It doesn't seem fair. My neighbour was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic last year. He was sent home after a simple comment about he had diabetes. Many patients do NOT understand diabetes, especially newly diagnosed and are left for many weeks without any input, and how can they understand, when we need training ourselves? Patients in hospitals are not dealt with appropriately when they come in for treatment - WHY ARE WE NOT USING TAKING URINE SAMPLES AND DIPPING IT FOR KETONES WHEN WE KNOW IT'S DETRIMENTAL?

Posted date

18 June, 2010

Posted time

11:40 am