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  1. Viranth
    Viranth August 5, 2008 at 2:37 pm | | Reply

    From Norway, when I was diagnosed I stayed 5 days in the hospital for my BG to “normalize”. I got a couple of brochures, and some time to speak with the doctors and the nurses were always availiable.

    However, the info I got from the hospital was very limited, so I used the internet and read everything I could.

    So I imagine the average diabetic here in Norway might not be as up to date or know how to treat their diabetes the best way.

    After 300 dollars (right now, the dollar is so low) we get everything related to the diabetes for free the rest of the year.

    The basis for very good care is there, it’s just not too good for people like me, cause after a few days of internet surfing I asked questions the doctors were unsure of.

  2. Eve
    Eve August 5, 2008 at 4:45 pm | | Reply

    I guess I am much more fortunate than I realized. My doctors employ at least 3 diabetic educators. They encourage each of the patients to have at least one hour of education every year. They hold group classes almost continuously in addition to having access to an educator whenever I feel the need. From the numbers you have quoted I would guess that we are a bit above the norm in the educator to patient ratio.

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