New endocrinologist!

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Last Friday, I had a doctor’s appointment with a  new endocrinologist.  If you remember about three weeks ago, I had an endo appointment with my old endo and I was very frustrated.  She didn’t even look at a single blood sugar.  She looked at my A1C, which was 6.8, and said everything looked good and to come back in 6 weeks.  Well, I made an appointment with her in 6 weeks while I was there but when I got home I was really feeling uneasy by the whole thing.  She is a very nice lady and at first I liked her just fine.  She seemed smart and educated about diabetes but the more I saw her, the more I got the feeling that she didn’t deal with a lot of Type 1s.  Also, spending $50 and not having her look at a single blood sugar really didn’t settle too well with me.  Last week after building a lot of courage up, I decided it was time for me to make a switch.  I felt so guilty about switching because I’m a pretty loyal person and I did think the old endo was a really nice lady.

I first found that practice based on a recommendation from a friend of a friend.  When I called to make an appointment with the recommended doctor, her schedule was completely booked up, so I ended up settling for my old endo.  Last week, I decided I should go back and try to make an appointment with the recommended endo.  When I called, the recommended endo was all booked up again-she is popular! But luckily when I called on Thursday, she had a cancellation on Friday.  So even though it was only three weeks after my last appointment, I went ahead and jumped at the opportunity to work with the recommended endo.

When I went to my appointment last week, I was so nervous about seeing my old endo or having to address any issues about why I was switching.  Luckily, I didnt’ see her and the new endo handled things very professionally and didn’t put me on the spot at all.  Also, the appointment went great!

She downloaded my pump and printed off my CGM reports.  She analyzed my CGM reports and noticed a few spots that I could use tweaks. She gave me a lot of information on Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy; my old endo gave me zero guidance on what to do to while trying to get pregnant and once pregnant.  I asked her a few questions (which thanks to the DOC I already knew the answers too but I still asked) and she answered with answers I was happy with.  She even made a comment about how she doesn’t think an A1C is the best judge of a diabetics care and she doesn’t take it too seriously.  She would rather analyze my blood sugars to see how I’m doing on a daily basis.  I loved my new endo! I hope this is the beginning of a new relationship that I will have for a while.

5 thoughts on “New endocrinologist!

  1. Sounds like a great visit and reinforces the idea that a change was needed. Just remember that you’re the consumer when you awkwardly run into the old endo. Or maybe it won’t be awkward because she secretly knows that she wasn’t equipped to deal with a T1 who is intensively managing her diabetes. I look forward to hearing more about the new endo. She sounds like a keeper!

  2. I’m so glad this has worked out so well and that you loved the new endo. Am I right in assuming she’s in the same practice as your old endo? Here’s hoping you don’t run into her, or that if you do it isn’t awkward. She owes it to you to be professional and simply say hi but not ask questions.

    • Yes, she is at the same practice :-/. I’m really hoping I don’t run into my old endo; I will feel so bad but I have already gotten way more out of the new endo than I ever did with the old.

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