I have most definitely experienced direct meanness from Endos before. And I don’t mean telling me I need to control things better, I mean raised voice/yelling about how bad I was doing and further increased by the fact they didn’t know how my pump worked and it didn’t use the same names for things they were used to and so somehow that was my fault? And then they proceeded to try to get me to switch to the pump they liked WHEN I WAS A LONG WAY AWAY FROM MY INSURANCE PAYING FOR IT since mine wasn’t out of warranty. This all on the first visit no less. My current endo doesn’t always have the best bedside manner, but he is far beyond the last example. There are very few options in this area too, and I am fine sticking with what I have now lol. He doesn’t harass but does encourage you could say.
As to complications, I have some, likely due to quite a few years of iffy control with a1c in the 8-9 range. In the past 3 years I have really focused and am finally in the 5-6 range. Even if the past will continue to cause more complications, I still feel better overall, and am hopeful complications will reverse some, and future ones will be prevented. I’m not going to deprive myself of the good things in life though.