In my most recent blog article here I highlighted several of the things that diabetes and sleep apnea have in common. There is one more similarity: when we have diabetes or sleep apnea – or both conditions – we have to become an advocate for our own treatment.
Some of my best friends are endocrinologists. But a primary care physician treats my diabetes.
Dr. Jeff Gerber is an outstanding doctor who is up-to-date on diabetes, weight loss, and nutrition. While his office south of Denver is about an hour from my home in Boulder, he more than makes up for this geographical undesirability by scheduling appointments quickly and by being easily reached by email and phone.
People with diabetes probably look as hard for free drugs as party crashers look for a free lunch. Both are sometimes there for the taking, but you have to know where to look.
The surprising fact about free drugs is that the best place for most people to look for them is in your doctor’s office. In my experience doctors often have more free samples than places to store them.