I've been feeling a bit frustrated lately with the HCPs I work with in my diabetes care. Actually, it's been most doctors I've worked with over any issue, whether with my children's health, or my own. I constantly feel that I am viewed as a statistic rather than an individual. I also feel that my 20+ years with diabetes counts for nothing, and that my experience is of much less value than what one can read in a textbook. For example, when I change my Dexcom sensor, I usually have pretty great accuracy in the first 24 hours. I know that isn't the case for everyone, but it is the case for ME. However, I can tell my doctor that until I'm blue in the face, and they still come back at me with "The first 24 hours are ALWAYS inaccurate." Well, no, they're not. I've also been told that I can't possibly be diabetic and deliver a baby at 37+ weeks, because babies are ALWAYS too big. Well, no, they're not.
Do any of you run into this collective mindset? And how do you get around it? Just buck the system and do what you want? I don't like to be labeled non-compliant (and I also like to get my prescriptions filled, ha!), but this kind of attitude really frustrates me. PLEASE treat me as an individual, not a statistic.