Who helps you adjust the insulin regimen for yourself or your child?
I always do it myself 28% (164) My child always does it 7% (43) I always consult with my diabetes team, and we decide together 15% (92) I sometimes consult my diabetes team 38% (223) My diabetes team makes all the adjustments 7% (42) Other 3% (20)
Who helps you adjust the insulin regimen for yourself or your child?Poll dates: July 11 - 18, 1999
Total Votes: 584
Diabetes is unique among chronic diseases in that the greatest burden of care falls on the patient, rather than the health care team. As a result, people with diabetes -- or parents of children with diabetes -- become quite expert in their own diabetes care, and diabetes teams that believe in patient empowerment are the norm. As a result, people are more comfortable taking responsibility for their own care, which is reflected in the results of this poll.
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