Iím just making a suggestion here: It might be helpful to go to a hospital emergency room and complain about the pain in your legs, your feet, dizziness, etc. Wait until your docís office has closed for the day, and the next day tell the HMO it was an emergency. My HMO will pay other providers when it is an emergency and my primary physician is not available; this would be sort of a back door way of getting a second opinion. The hospital emergency room will definitely tell you if you are a diabetic, and it might also open up a discussion with your primary HMO doc after he learns you went to an emergency room for you condition.
There is no reason why you should just suffer because your doctor doesnít acknowledge your leg pain, etc. So my suggestion is to push the issue by going after hours to an ER; it just might also draw more attention to the seriousness of your condition. Of course if the HMO wanted to be a butt-hole they might cancel your insurance or not pay for the ER visit, but youíre in pain, and suffering and doing nothing is not an option. Again, itsí just a suggestion.