Latino children are one of the most overweight groups in the U.S. A recent study has attempted to explain the reasons for this phenomenon. Some researchers believe that Latino children and their families are not getting proper weight loss information from their pediatricians. A recent study has shown that when a language barrier exists, young Latino patients and their parents are not being told that the child is overweight, are not given culture-specific diet advice, and are not started on weight management plans.
Endocrinologists are in a funny position when it comes to people with diabetes. We spend so much time with our diseases that we don't really need them to manage things on a daily basis, but we can't write our prescriptions on our own.
During my 14 years with type 1 diabetes and my time spent interacting with the diabetes online community, I constantly hear the same theme: Doctors aren't listening to their patients, and their bedside manners are deteriorating. Every day, it seems, I hear about people who have been treated as if they are simply a number or dismissed as uneducated in their own health conditions.
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