An open letter to my endo clinic:
I work really hard on my diabetes management. I am delighted when those efforts result in an on-target A1C result (because we all know that sometimes those same efforts don’t have the exact same pay-off).
So why can’t you deliver my A1C test results on an attractive form? Instead, I get an ugly, photocopied-umpteen-times, tan half sheet of paper with the number scrawled in a blank.
That just doesn’t cut it!
In fact, next time, I want the entire medical office staff to conga through my appointment room.
And, I would also like you to post a graph of the number of patients in your practice who hit A1C guidelines. No need to reveal personal info, I just want aggregate numbers. 'Cause if you truly support diabetes management as a team approach, then our numbers are your markers of success, too.