I am going to be moving where there is no endocrinologist. It is a wonderful move but the one thing I will miss the most is my Endo! The first Endo I had I refused to go back to him and then my group got a new one that my Doctor referred me too right away!
What a difference! She is a type 1 and her NP is a type 1. They know what they’re doing and how to help, not only because of all the type 1’s they see, but also because they have personal experience. They also know to leave you alone if you are doing well, but you always get an e-mail response if you ask a question!!!
I’ve heard such horror stories about endos trying to change things on people and I guess I won’t have to deal with that as there is no endo. And this group will become even more valuable for input on anything pertinent to being a type 1!!! And I will switch Drs if I get one that I don’t like!
But I wish they would recruit type 1’s to become endos more!! Because not only is there a shortage of endos, but what a difference experience makes!!! And all the technology changes constantly!!! I’ve read somewhere each Dr will probably only run into a new type 1, one or two times in their life, which also means they probably have less than a handful of type 1’s in their care at any given time and probably a good deal of the type 1’s are being treated by endos!
Does anyone else have an endo that is a type 1? I am curious how many are out there? How many people are happy with their endocrinologist versus not?
And if you don’t have an Endo are you happy with your Drs treatment and knowledge?