I had to go to an alternate endo today because of a scheduling conflict. It was interesting to have someone with whom I don’t have a relationship with look through my pump downloads and assess my control and techniques. She was fine and all, but I definitely didn’t have the partnership vibe with her that I have with my regular endo. Who knows what kind of politics there might be between the doctors in the office that could have been feeding into the vibes I felt.
Anyways, in between her commenting on what she saw in my records or responding to my explanations about why I use a temp basal after meals instead of a dual wave bolus, she says, “you’re doing a good job.” I hadn’t been looking for her to validate my efforts, but when she said that, I realized how much I needed to hear it. On the one hand, I know how hard I’ve been working, and after almost 30 years with T1D, I know what good and bad control look like, but man, pregnancy is it’s own whole other thing. And it’s nice to have the validation that I’m probably not putting this little life I’m carrying at risk. phew