I had my quarterly endocrinologist appointment today. All things considering, I’m happy with where I am, diabetically speaking. There was an interesting part of my conversation with my endocrinologist that I’m posting here because I’m genuinely curious to hear what you all, my eager-readers think.
Most of you know that I work for the American Diabetes Association. This has been the case for over two years. I can’t lie, having a “diabetes.org” email address is pretty cool. Last year I attended our Scientific Sessions conference in San Diego to help out with the staff and helping keep things operating smoothly. I’ll be in Philadelphia this year for the latest conference – helping out and whatnot. It should be a lot of fun. After all, this is the largest diabetes conference in the world.
But, my endocrinologist will not be there. I’m not sure if that’s a bad thing, but I’m curious: for those of you that are pancreatically challenged, does it matter to you if your endocrinologist attends conferences like, or along the lines of Scientific Sessions? I know having our doctors active and accessible on social media is still a bit of a leap, but is it important that they attend these meetings? If they are doing their due diligence to stay up to date on the latest news and developments on their own time, is it essential that they go to #ada2012?
Let me know what you think.