Diabetes By The Numbers: Dr. Vivian Pao (part 1)

“Who is this Dr. Vivian Pao anyway?”, you might ask.

She’s my endocrinologist.

Some people only get to spend about 40 minutes each year with their endo… I got to spend close to an hour with her this week.

Together, we talked about what exactly an endocrinologist specializes in (in addition to diabetes). We also covered what she’s looking for from a diabetes patient at the quarterly appointment (and more importantly, why); and why she made me wait before allowing me to begin on my insulin pump. Hopefully, you’ll begin to understand why I believe in her the way I do. She is a huge, important part of my diabetes care team, and I value her input very much.

The best part is, this is just the first part of our conversation. We get into a lot more later on. But you’ll have to wait for that. Sorry. Our talk was just too good to cut out questions for the sake of brevity.

Part 2 is coming in the next installment. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this view from both sides of the desk.
Reference Material – Click below for more information on this topic
Learn more about endocrinologists, read research and updates, and even search for an endocrinologist by clicking on one of the links below:

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

Endocrine Society

Pediatric Endocrine Society

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  • Janie  On November 6, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this interview Stephen. I am currently trying to decide if I should switch to an Endo and this interview has helped me quite a bit. I will be heading to my PCP this week to get a referral. Thanks again!

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