Diabetes, How to Choose Your Doctor?

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease. Once you are diagnosed with this disease, then the entire of your life you will be with this disease. Therefore, the relationship with the doctor who took care of you, and other experts is very important.

Good relationships that will help determine your next course of the disease. Proper treatment by a physician, attitudes, perceptions, lived a healthy lifestyle, even if you are carrying diabetes, a normal life like everyone else and not with DM, Insha Allah you can live, without fear of the complications that often threatened.

My experience for caring for patients with diabetes mellitus, habit change doctors often I find. With a variety of reasons, patients switched from one doctor to another doctor. I see this can be detrimental to the patients themselves. For example, blood sugar becomes difficult to control, the drugs used for this is not well documented, diet, patient education programs do not work well, and the possibility of complications difficult to control, and maintenance costs also become more expensive.

Therefore, choosing who will be an advanced your partner in managing this disease is crucial. If you have a doctor who cares for you, not only on the disease but you as a whole --- physical, emotional, social --- listen, communicate and be sure that the doctor is always up to date about the disease that you are suffering, then so-so and you choose a partner forever. But, if not, you should find another doctor.

Here are some questions that may help doctors consideration in your choice:

1. Is the doctor's professional enough? Medical science of diabetes is growing quickly. Drugs, therapy guidelines too. Medications used to be the choice of today is not necessarily more so. If you believe the doctors, doctors who are always learning, updating their knowledge, make this one of the handle to select it.

2. Did the doctor listen to you? Communication is the most important part of your relationship with him. Complaints, concerns can be input to the doctor. You have the right to submit your complaint, your concerns to him. You also have the right to ask, whether the drug is given, benefits, side effects, alternatives, and even a plan of action, laboratory tests are recommended doctor.

3. How it is treated, his attitude toward you? Did he just treating your disease or overall? Is the doctor shows empathy to you? Did she ask about lifestyle, diet, and other habits associated with diabetes both emotionally and socially? "Good doctor, who truly want to serve you, who understand, understand the disease you are suffering, not rude, rush- Rush is a doctor that you need. Doctors are rude, does not care, does not make you a priority in the future you should think again.

4. Is it easy to contact your doctor? Relationships, smooth communication essential for people with diabetes with a doctor. At times you may need to contact them, may be associated with symptoms, complications, side effects you are experiencing. When you are provided with access to call and responded well, then stick with the doctor.

Choosing a doctor who will be a partner in co-manage your disease, actually is personal, and it is the right of a patient. However, because the disease diabetes is a chronic disease, you need a professional doctor, very aware and understand your overall. Some of the above considerations can hopefully help.