Saturday, November 6, 2010

The MD appointments

We were out late last night which is why this post wasn't up at 8AM this morning.

Saturday, November 6 Check Up Check List – Very few people enjoy doctor appointments, but if you have diabetes, you’ve probably had your share of these! Share your doctor appointment stories – funny, frustrating, embarrassing or inspiring – or what appointments you need to catch up on.

I have a great medical team right now, however the list of specialist does seem to keep growing. I have a primary care doctor, an endocrinologist, a CDE (diabetes educator), an ophthalmologist, a sports medicine doctor, an orthopedist, a physical therapist, a vascular surgeon and I spend my work day surrounded by cardiologists and nurse practitioners. 

I am so thankful for the diabetes care team I have now because when I was a kid, I had an awful pediatric endocrinologist. She thought that all diabetes should be by the book and refused to allow me to get a pump because my A1c was too high. She used scare tactics on me and my mother and insisted I'd be blind before I was 20.

I love that I can trust my specialists to know their role. My sports medicine doctor doesn't try to adjust my  insulin, just like my endocrinologist doesn't change my pletal dose. Of course there is some overlap in care and that is fine by me, because my doctors are so good at paging or calling one another if they have questions about my care. 

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