#143: How To Get Your Doctor to Really Hear You

I've heard countless stories from folks who try to explain what life with T1D is really like to their endocrinologists. They nod along, but sometimes you can't help but wonder if they truly "get it."

And let's be real, when your care team doesn't take the rest of your diabetes squad seriously, that's a whole new level of scary. 

Janice is a dietician and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) who's been in the game for over 40 years. She's seen firsthand what happens when doctors don't give their patients with T1D the attention they deserve. In her current role at an eating disorder clinic, she's had to fight to make sure her T1D patients get the care and support they need.

In this episode, I had the honor of chatting with Janice. We dug deep into strategies she uses to make sure the rest of the healthcare team really understands what her T1D patients need. We even shared some tips for you and your support crew to advocate for yourselves effectively.

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