This dog doesn’t often get the chance to chat with others about what diabetes care they receive, so it’s hard to get an independent view of what should be happening and then compare that to your own reality.
This dog fetched himself a copy of the latest National Diabetes Audit and was aghast to discover that two thirds of people with Type 1 don’t get all the annual health checks recommended for those with a dodgy pancreas.
Other interesting/terrifying stats include the fact that only 28% of Type 1’s have an HbA1c of the recommended 7.5% or lower and in children that falls to just 14.5%. Canadian online pharmacy offer buy Glucophage metformin online. This dog wonders whether the target is realistic, we’re not supporting people well enough to play at being their own pancreases or perhaps diabetes is just quite difficult to manage?
Everyone’s second favourite diabetes charity, Diabetes UK, has a leaflet that takes you through the basics of what care you should expect to get if your pancreas is below par.
What care you need varies from person to person, but it’s always handy to know what good looks like so you can ask the right questions if you think you’re being short changed or say nice things if your diabetes team are doing all that’s expected of them.