I see a lot of discussions on the board where people mention seeing their Endocrinologist. After 30 years of living with diabetes I have seen an Endo all of "1" time. Part of that is probably because when I was diagnosed we lived in a small town that didn't have Endos, so my Pediatrician oversaw my treatment. Once in adulthood I only saw my PCP and they never pushed the Endo issue.
So at my last check-up I asked my PCP if I should be seeing an Endo and pretty much said based on my A1C he thought I would be wasting my money. He said if I was having control issues or some of my other numbers started coming back out of wack he would then send me to see the Endo.
One thing I like about my current PCP is he doesn't hassle me about anything. For example for both my Pump and Dexcom he wasn't a road block in getting those items. Granted in my 20's I needed someone to smack me around a little, but those days are gone.
Am I missing out on something by not seeing an Endo?