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Who do you or your child see for diabetes care?

 
 

For adults with diabetes

 
     

Endocrinologist

 
 

11%

 

  74

 
     

Primary care physician

 
 

1%

 

  8

 
     

General practitioner

 
 

1%

 

  8

 
     

Internist

 
 

1%

 

  7

 
     

Other

 
 

1%

 

  4

 
 

For children with diabetes

 
     

Endocrinologist

 
 

22%

 

  145

 
     

Pediatric endocrinologist

 
 

57%

 

  367

 
     

Primary care physician

 
 

2%

 

  13

 
     

General practitioner

 
 

1%

 

  1

 
     

Internist

 
 

1%

 

  2

 
     

Other

 
 

1%

 

  6

 


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
Endocrinologist73% Graph
Primary care physician8%
General practitioner8%
Internist7%
Other4%
Children with Diabetes: Care Providers
Endocrinologist27% Graph
Pediatric endocrinologist69%
Primary care physician2%
General practitioner0%
Internist0%
Other1%

You can download an Excel spreadsheet with the data used to generate the table and graphs.

1 Combining Clinical Diabetes and Clinical Research by Claresa Levetan, MD.

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