#dsma Chat n Reply – W14

Week 14: Non-compliant, E-Patient and more

Q1. What are your thought when you hear “non-compliant” and “compliant” when used by someone in the medical profession in reference to diabetes?
just that someone is activly trying to take care of their Diabetes vs someone who is not taking care of their diabetes (aka someone who hasn’t made any effort to take care of their diabetes).

Q2. Lately there has been a lot of talk/blogs using the term “e-patient”. Do you consider yourself an e-patient? Why or why not?
e-patient according to wikipedia an e-patient are health consumers who use the Internet to gather information about a medical condition of particular interest to them, and who use electronic communication tools (including Web 2.0 tools) in coping with medical conditions. Thus under that definition I would consider myself to to be one yes.

Q3. How does your HCP (Health Care Professional) feel about you taking online information to your appointments? Does he acknowledge your findings or play them down?
He might not be to found of it but that is mostly because the info that is out there tends to be american in general and not Canadian thus not along the guidelines that he follows.

Q4. What are your thoughts on Endo’s, CDE’s and Nutritionist using SM? Pros and Cons?
If it helps to bring me better care in general and keeps them in the loop as to what is going on out there in the world outside of the medical area it works well enough for me.

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