From Ohio, USA:
For a child with type 1 diabetes, what is a typical doctor's appointment like?
I view the visits as having at least three parts.
Firstly, I am the child's doctor so I must interact with the child and have a good rapport with the child.
Secondly, I need to know how the diabetes is going. I look at downloaded glucose readings myself and discuss the situations and management problems. Hopefully, we find solutions.
Thirdly, I usually do some part of an exam, a yearly complete, but at least some part, again, to let the child know I am his/her doctor.
We also try to teach something at each visit, something new or a refresher.
Original posting 11 May 2006
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Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:08
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