Hello ladies! I have a quick question for anyone in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area.
My husband and I have decided that it’s time to start trying for a family this year. I’ve done tons of research and have been on here enough to know how get my body ready to become pregnant. Over the last year my a1c has been a 6, and my most resent trip to the endo at the beginning of June it was a 5.8. I have been going to a regular OB/GYN for the last 3 years and the very first visit with her she told me that she would do my yearly exams and prescribe my birth control, but that once I was ready to have a baby she would pass me off to a specialist. Well, at the first of June I had my yearly exam and saw the nurse practitioner and she had me come back two weeks later for a pre-conception visit. She told me that my doctor knew of a team that dealt with diabetics in Ft. Worth and that she would probably pass me off to them. So then when I went back for the 2nd visit, that’s when I got mad. Basically my OB gave me the whole doom and gloom version of being diabetic and pregnant and pretty much told me I was going to die if I tried to get pregnant more than once in my life and was about to talk me out of having children at all, until I realized that I was smarter than she was, and she was talking crazy. She made me so angry I can hardly stand to think about the visit without being in a bad mood. She told my kidneys would most definitely fail and my insulin needs would go through the roof and she would have to consider me as a “brittle diabetic.” Okay, I’m one of the lucky few that was made for being diabetic. I’ve never had any problems with it whatsoever and I’m so great at it that even my endo and educator don’t know what to tell me anymore. And I’m not stupid to think that I’ll never have any problems, trust me, so that’s why she made me so mad.
So now that my really long story is over, I have a question for anyone in the Dallas area…
Have you had children while living the D/FW area, and if so, who was your doctor, specialist, endo or otherwise? And did you like them or not?
I’m trying to find a new doctor at the moment so I thought I would get some opinions from people who would know the best…fellow diabetics.