I have been a diabetic for 27 years. what really bothers me is when you go to a doctor and you tell them things like make suggestions on insulin dosage or what you think is wrong with your own body, and they look at you like you are an idiot and don’t know what you are talking about because you don’t have the phd. It really makes me mad and makes me want to go tell them,
" look I am your boss, I pay you, I don’t care that you went to school for your phd, I know my body better than you do, and i have been diabetic longer than you have been in practice, so you listen to my suggestions and you will take them into consideration and you will work with me not tell me what i have to do. We are supposed to be a team and you make me feel like you are just a robot that doesnt care about what I have to say. and if thats the way its going to be then i will take myself elseware to find a doctor that will work with me and not just tell me that i dont know anything and not try to work with me."
I am angry about this doctor but there arent many choices where i live and its pretty sad that i will have to move to find a good doctor. Let me also add that there are no Endos in my area the closest one is a 3 hour drive away which can sometimes be imposible for me on a limited budget and have to go through canyons in very bad weather conditions. I have considered making the drive anyway as long as i only have to go every 3 months and seeing another doctor in my area for things in between. So on my search for a good doc i have to settle for someone who is not just in the diabetic area of experience. So that also limits how my dibetic care is handle.
thanks for reading