I have to congratulate you for this website!
I have been a Type 1 diabetic for 30 years now and have been taken care of (or not) in the public health system for most of this period. For the past 12 years I have been treated by physicians in the private sector, but unfortunately have had to change them ever so often.
I find that they know how to treat Type 2 diabetics very well, but certainly faff around when it comes to me. From my own experience, I found that paediatricians know how to deal with Type 1 diabetics very well, but once I outgrew the paediatric department, I was left to manage my disease entirely on my own.
Are there any real specialists in the Johannesburg area that could assist in this regard? I pretty much visit the doctor only to get repeat prescriptions. I alter my insulin doses and diet as and when it is necessary on my own. I am 36 years old now and am starting to worry about the fact that I have been doing this on my own for about 23 years now.
Any suggestions from the community?
– Janice du Preez