Ohh we need much more empathy from our healthcare providers!
Last Monday we had our visit with my son’s endocrinologist, with him we have a very good friendship, but regarding diabetes management issues, we feel that we do not learn much from him. However, always empathic and willing to listen to changes and our aggressive style of handling T1.
On the other hand, the diabetes educator who lives with T1 shows no interest in understanding why we do what we do and always looks at the 220 or 60 that happened 7 days ago. All the results are classified as good or bad, and although my son is still a minor, he is old enough to talk to him and look for ways to earn his trust.
Hopefully, this type of interventions for health professionals help to improve communication and patients feel the confidence to talk with them about their fears, weaknesses, and needs.