Yesterday I had a visit with my primary care physician. I am big fan of her, I never go with trepidation and she makes me feel comfortable. She takes the time to address my concerns and I actually believe that she wants to help me. I cannot say the same for my endocrinologist. I feel the exact opposite, in fact, in the last three months I have only seen her once.
She told me at that visit that she has her patients send their logs in once a month and then adjusts their insulin as needed. Then she scheduled my next appointment for June. A lot of this struck me as odd especially since I am a new patient. I accepted it but then I found that she is not the easiest person to get ahold of. There have been times when I had to call her three times before I got a call back. I know I am not her only patient but in this time of adjustment I believe I need better care.
I asked my doctor to refer me to another endocrinologist. I am going to call her today and schedule what I hope will be the first of many and consistent visits. I am a bit nervous because I do not remember having a good experience with an endo in my life of diabetes. It would be easy to blame my lack of care on that but it also would be dishonest.
So here I go again with new endocrinologist with hopes that she is a little more hands on and dependable. Diabetes is not a quick fix and even though I am taking much better care, I am not perfect yet. I look forward to the day that being diabetic becomes second nature and I stop obsessing over my meals and impatiently waiting for the few seconds it takes for my monitor to give my blood glucose level. I am cautiously optimistic, my primary doctor said this endo is very good. I like my doctor and I trust her word so I am looking forward to meeting the new doctor and hope she helps me hit the ground running,