Well, I went to my first (regular) endo appointment in Hungary-- with a pump specialist.
It was short sweet and to the point. He glanced at my numbers and was amazed at how great they are!! BUT he only looked at the last 3 days (when I indeed had really good numbers)!! I brought in 3 months of numbers. Oh well. Made me look better than I am.
He checked my feet and they seem to be fine. Took blood for the A1c and thyroid. I asked a few questions. Then he said, “OK, see you in 6 weeks. Bring your numbers in again.” I looked puzzled and he said that he sees all his type 1 patients every 6 weeks!!! (Wow!!)
I was surprised and a little confused. As I was leaving, I asked the nurse how I should make an appointment. She said that I don’t need one. That I just show up every six weeks on Wednesday and the doctor will take a quick look at my numbers.
I’m actually pretty happy about this. If nothing else, it will force me to be a little more disciplined about logging my numbers because I need to at least every six weeks.
In the USA, it was SO hard for me to get an appointment with my endo. When I did, I stayed as long as possible asking all possible questions. Now it was a really short visit, but I felt OK with it cause I know that I will see him again in six weeks!