I blogged about my first endo appointment in Hungary (2 months ago) and was a little shocked how he didn’t even look at my numbers.
I went to my second visit to my endo in Hungary. All in all it went well. I prepared a monthly summary of my blood sugars on one page (last time that I was there, he only looked at 2 days of blood sugars). He reviewed them very carefully looking for patterns (hoorah for an endo that will do that!!!).
He saw a pattern of my nighttime hypos and changed my basal pattern! It made a lot of sense what he said I’m feeling very encouraged that he was so attentive. He didn’t ask me to do basal tests, which surprised me since he made A LOT of changes to my basal rates… I am going to try the new basal pattern and do some basal testing in the coming weeks.
I might as well give it a chance.
Since I was diagnosed with diabetes, I have been living abroad and away from my doctor. In my 5 years with diabetes, I have had about 7 endo visits. I’m ready to settle down into a normal routine and have an attentive doctor finally. Hopefully I have found a good place to do this (though I still think that I am the best manager of my diabetes care).
Also, the warranty on my Cozmo pump is up in December. I confirmed today that I cannot get the Cozmo pump in Hungary. So I can choose from the Accu-chek Spirit, Animas (2020, I guess), or Minimed 722/522. He recommended the Accu-chek and wanted me to decide on the spot!! I told him that I needed time. So I am going to call him next week to order my next pump. Suggestions welcome I’m not sure what to do… I know many have recommended Animas (I don’t think that I would be able to get PING here), but i’m curious to try out Minimed and considered buying CGMS out of pocket for use during pregnancy. (I have no chance of CGMS coverage here). Ah, back to researching the pumps— AGAIN!