I have realized this with absolute certainty lately.
After my experience at my endo during which he told me to get my A1c from 5.5 to 6.5 without bringing up my actual individual BG numbers at all.
After reading so many threads on here of just plain doctor/nurse idiocy.
See: Docs/nurses say you should never test more than 4 times a day.
See: Insane misdiagnosis stories.
After my fiance’s doctors prescribe him a cocktail of mental health drugs rather nonchalantly and don’t appear to have much concern about how they all interact.
After my friend finally gets diagnosed with lupus after nearly 2 years of symptoms and taking 3 different medications known for causing lupus symptoms and aggravating lupus, and a family history of having lupus.
IT’S DISGUSTING. What are we paying these people for? I’m not expecting them to be perfect, but these stories (and there are SO, SO many more) are hideous. I read about negative, ridiculous incidents with doctors more often than not. Especially when it comes to diabetes.
As if we don’t have enough problems with the general public or even our family and friends not understanding our disease. It’s absurd we can’t even have doctors that get it.
Anyway. I’ve just realized that somewhere along the way, after experiencing and reading about so many situations where doctors are just blatantly WRONG, that I no longer trust anything they say by default. Medical degree or not. -___-
It’s rather sad.
(PS, this is just a rant… >:] )