Information Whirlwinds…….Be Careful on What You Hear

WhirlwindI always enjoy reading various posts in the Diabetes Online Community (DOC).  Clearly there are always people willing to help.

I read a post recently from someone who knew nothing of the product in which they were looking to utilize in their child’s management.  The person asked for people’s opinions.  And it is ‘this’ point that I address today.

It always must be clearly stated that those writing are writing about something that has worked for the writer and their family, and may be the perfect answer to the information one seeks; but it may also be as wrong as can be for you.

Usually there are just a few products in each of the areas of managing diabetes and by doing YOUR OWN homework you can narrow down the field.  Know that because 15 people may like product X and say so; it may also be that they do not know about product Y; which may be newer and possibly better than what you are hearing about.

Stay in touch with what’s new. 

Same with sickness.  “My child is 460, throwing up and has ketones…..what should I do?” I’m not sure what you should do but what you SHOULD NOT BE doing is speaking to anyone but a doctor on what must be done for your child.

It’s a whirlwind of information out there and clearly there is the opportunity to seek out good information about anything.  And utilize that outreach.  But always remember, what works for one does not necessarily work for all, and clearly may not be right for your child at all.

Use it as a guide, not an answer machine.

Ask, listen……but always seek out your own education and work it through WITH YOUR child’s medical team.

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