i’m not sure where you are, but i went to joslin in syracuse for a couple of years i can at least share that experience with you. over all i found them to be by far more about research and theory than application. my doctor was nice as anyone but i never got very far with actual progress in my health and it was one of the peroids in my life that i ended up in the hospital the most (and wo of those time i ended up with pancreatitis).
in general though, finding you ideal doctor (or the one you really, really needed) is just like searching for any other relationship. you have to keep looking until you find the right one. and sometimes you have to give them some time before you decide. i’ve done really well with my current doctor and i don’t believe either of us was very fond of the other when i first came to see him. he saw me as someone who didn’t give a rat’s bum about what happened to me and i saw him as a guy with a stick up his rear and a perpetual frown on his face. but i worked with him and followed his advise and now he actually smiles when i come in for my visits because my health has been improving every time. it’s been nearly a year since i’ve been in the hospital, i’m on the pump, and from my first visit to now my A1C has gone done from the double digits to an 8.5, which i haven’t seen in years.
it’s basically a pain to find a doctor but completely worth it when you get a great one.