I was dx’d with type 1 just after my 15th birthday in 9th grade. Almost 9 years ago. Up till last year I was still seeing the same pediatric endo I had always been seeing because she was AMAZING. They finally kicked us (there were a bunch of us over 18 still seeing her) out of the children’s hospital last August (so a year ago). I was so sad! Went to a few adult endocrinologest around where I live and I hated them all, or something they did pissed me off. I thought I was never going to be able to find a good endo.
Then, a few friends (diabetic friends) said they had a great doctor, who has type 1 himself! He isn’t an endocrinologest he is an internal medicine doctor. But they can treat diabetes as well. I went to him this after noon and loved him! yay! I now have a doctor again! After a year! It is a relief, and its nice having a doctor who knows exactly what it is like to deal with type 1 diabetes everyday?!?!?
got lab work done, just gotta wait a week or so now for those results (a1c, kidney function, thyroid etc.). Not worried though.
I am just thankful and excited I have a doctor now.