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When 'Real Person Sick' Is Hijacked by Diabetes

By Mike Hoskins on March 27, 2015

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I sat in my doctor's office, feeling like a school child sitting in the principal's office, being scolded for not doing my homework.

This was my general family doctor, not my endo, and this was the first time seeing this new doc after our friendly longtime family physician left his practice a year ago and turned everything over to his colleagues. I hadn't had any reason to visit the office since then, so this was my first encounter, prompted by a head cold I'd been suffering for six days.

No, diabetes wasn't a cause or key issue relating to this at all -- at least, it wasn't for me. And now I just had to convince this new doctor of that.

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