Is It Critical to Have Your Physician Monitor Your Blood Sugar?

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Well having your physician monitor is critical, but your physician can't do anything to help you unless you give your physician the proper data, so it's really a partnership. The patient isn't in most cases gonna make all of their own decisions about medications, but actually our goal in most instances is to empower the patients to make as many decisions as they can and that's particularly true for somebody who has type 1 diabetes and has to adjust their insulin on a regular basis.

I mean if a person is properly instructed in how to monitor their sugar, and how to match their insulin administration to what they're eating, and how to eat properly, and exercise properly. Those are often among the patients I have who are the easiest to manage because on a day to day basis they're doing a good job of managing the problem.