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  Does your diabetes team charge you to fill out forms for school or driver's licenses?  
      Yes, always  
  28%     15  
      Yes, if we don't fill everything out for them  
  4%     2  
  61%     33  
      Not yet, but they plan to  
  0%      0  
      I don't know  
  7%     4  

Total votes: 54

Does your diabetes team charge you to fill out forms for school or driver's licenses?

Poll dates: December 18 - 25, 2013
Total Votes: 54

Many pediatric endocrinologists are under enormous financial pressure. They are faced with increasing patient loads and decreasing reimbursements. Faced with this financial pressure, there is a shortage of pediatric endocrinologists in the US.

We have heard of some practices that charge patients for filling out paperwork such as school forms and driver's license documentation, so we thought we'd ask our readers about their experiences. Based on this poll, a significant number -- 28% -- routinely charge for this work. Many readers don't know, perhaps because they have not yet had to ask for this service.

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