Even if a person decides to take on a home remedy or some alternative medicine, it is important that he or she let his or her regular doctor know of such plans in advanced. In many cases, physicians have friends and colleagues that already ventured and turned into such alternative doctors. This will provide their patients with the best possible care; since the two doctors know each other, they will likely communicate so that the medicine that one gives will not oppose the medication that the other will give.
Such communication is not always possible even though the head doctor or the specialist is willing to come in contact with any other health related caretakers or specialists that the patient might be seeing. This can happen because of their own tight schedules or even to the perception that each one has on the others line of care towards health.
In any case, it is important for the patient of not only diabetes, but all other conditions that are related to it, such as circulatory system, renal system and so on. Ask upfront to his or her doctor whether he or she is willing to come in contact with the rest of the doctors that are involved in your own patient care.
After all, you are the one that is most interested to see that your health is taken care of and in the best possible way. It will be up to you to “convince” them and in most of the occasions to see that they actually came in contact one with the other and that they actually discussed your case.
Of course, this does not mean that you will be contacting your diabetes doctor every 10 to 15 minutes just to see whether he called the alternative medicine doctor; yet it does mean that when you have your appointment with either, you make sure that they did talked.