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Diabetes By The Numbers: Dr. Vivian Pao (Part 3)

I’m so grateful to my endocrinologist, Dr. Vivian Pao, for taking the time to speak with me on the complex relationship between a diabetes patient and their endocrinologist.

This is the third and final part of our talk, and in this episode, we talk about the importance of being honest with your endo, and what keeps her up at night.
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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
 

Diabetes By The Numbers: Dr. Vivian Pao (Part 2)

Some people only get to spend about 40 minutes each year with their endo… I got to spend close to an hour with her last week. The conversation was so good that I’ve broken it up into three parts.

In this episode, we talked about how an endocrinologist considers outside factors, including depression, in treating a Person With Diabetes. Also, she talks about how she stays up on the latest and greatest in her profession, including a reference to Dr. Oz and some “raspberry, ketone thingamajiggy”.

This is part two of our conversation. We get into a lot more in part three. I hope you’ll join us for that. In the meantime, here’s Part 2.
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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

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.
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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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