For example visiting your diabetologist for the very first time you can always say a word of praise to him/her, ‘Doctor, I am lucky to come under your supervision and I know that I am in good hands’
- Always share the true facts with your doctor. Never present yourself with a vague statement. Presenting facts helps your doctor dig to the real root cause of your problem and thus helps recommend the best possible treatment for you.
For example, if you are a heart patient and you have been through a serious surgery and you have not shared this fact with your diabetologist than there is a high possibility that some medicine recommended by your diabetologist un knowingly that you are a heart patient could have negative effect on your management of heart disease.
- When the diabetologists ends informing you about the disease and its management now it’s your chance to ask a question. This helps in two ways, first if you have any doubt regarding treatment you can always ask and remove them; secondly it shows your interest and seriousness towards treatment hence helps in strengthening the relation between you and the diabetologist.
For example ‘Doctor, the skills you have taught me to control diabetes, will it really work for me?’
In a nutshell, the above mentioned points would work immensely if practiced properly and is an antidote to crucial conversations.