I don't want to generalize here but, do all Primary Physicans know little to nothing about T1???
I had to wait 2 hrs in the waiting room for my appointment because she was running late. In the mean time I had a mild low of 61. When she walked into the exam room I told her that my brain was a little foggy because of it. Well, I honestly believe she still thinks I'm a type 2 (I was misdiagnosed by HER and I was sick like a dog back then. Obviously DKA but, I was clueless back then). Just by the questions she was asking me I could tell she didn't know what she was talking about. Plus she calls me a "brittle diabetic" because my sugar dropped low. So, I'm thinking (while having a foggy brain), do I explain to her even if she's a doctor and should already know this, that it's normal for type 1's to go low. Especially with exercise? So, yeah...I did tell her something but, I don't think she heard a word I said. OR, she ignored me.
Anyway, later we were talking about insurance and the cost of labs. I told her my previous Endo ordered labs that costed $1700 a pop. And she said, yes he ordered ANTIBODY tests and stuff like that. I said, YES because he was checking to see if I was type 1 and he found out that I am because I tested positive. Then she changed the subject.
Sorry about the rant! I just get furious when doctors think that I'm type 2 because of my age. I don't feel like I should have to explain this to DOCTORS.