Who do you or your child see for diabetes care?
For adults with diabetes
Primary care physician
For children with diabetes
Primary care physician
Total votes: 635
Who do you or your child see for diabetes care?Poll dates: September 3 - 10, 2006
Total Votes: 635
The past several years have seen enormous advances in diabetes care. We've seen the introduction of new insulins in the form of both very fast acting analogs (Humalog, NovoLog, and Apidra) and long acting analogs (Lantus and Levemir). We've seen advances in finger stick glucose monitoring, with new meters requiring significantly less blood and having interfaces to computers to help patients and diabetes teams identify patterns. We've seen insulin pumps evolve into "smart pumps" that offer bolus suggestions and warn against over bolusing through insulin-on-board estimates. We've seen the first generation of continuous glucose sensors appear. And we've seen two novel new drugs, Symlin and Byetta.
Dr. Elliott Joslin is quoted to have said that the person with diabetes who knows the most lives the longest.1 This is true now as much as it has ever been. As patients and parents, we want our health care providers to know about the latest in diabetes care treatments and to help us integrate new practices into our care strategies. And it makes sense that we look to pediatric endorcrinologists and endocrinologists for our care.
This table breaks down the poll results into adults with diabetes and children with diabetes, with percentages for each sub group.
Adults with Diabetes: Care Providers Endocrinologist 73% Primary care physician 8% General practitioner 8% Internist 7% Other 4% Children with Diabetes: Care Providers Endocrinologist 27% Pediatric endocrinologist 69% Primary care physician 2% General practitioner 0% Internist 0% Other 1%
1 Combining Clinical Diabetes and Clinical Research by Claresa Levetan, MD.
Last Updated: Sunday September 10, 2006 10:40:30
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