Some of you might remember that a few months back I had a not so great endo appointment. I was told I was testing too much - that 2 or 3 times a day was enough and I would get burned out if I continued testing before and after every meal, before bed, and as needed when exercising. I'm a T1 on insulin -- 2 or 3 times a day???
Appointment with new doc was today -- what a relief! I went in fully prepared to defend the amount I test and blurted that out when her medical assistant asked, "Do you test?" He said, "Don't worry about it. I'm sure we have people who test more." The doc was equally cool. She could see that I was on top of things and didn't make me feel like she was going to micro-manage. She then said, "We automatically set you up for an appointment with a diabetes educator, but you can go ahead and cancel that if you want."
I will now let go of the feeling that I'm being obsessive with the way I test. The prior doc just didn't seem to understand that trying to bring everyone down to the lowest common denominator doesn't help anyone.