I was just wondering who had a diabetes “team”. you know, the folks I read about that work with you to help you control your diabetes. Something like an endocrinologist, dietitian, diabetes educator, and others. I have never really had a “team” like this. I guess maybe about ten years ago when I started on the pump, they were pretty great. but that was long ago and in a different state even!
I am currently living in a college town in North Mississippi. The only endo in town doesn’t see type one diabetics, I was seeing a diabetes educator, but she was commuting, and doesn’t do it anymore. The hospital offered a diabetes class that I went to, but it was only an hour one night. There were about 10 in the class, and all were newly diagnosed type 2 patients. I was bored out of my mind!
I am have recently decided to REALLY take care of myself (after 27 years of diabetes), but I know I can’t do it alone. I don’t have a spouse to help, my mom could help, but that feels too much like bing a child at home again getting “that look” when I do something wrong.
Thanks for any input/ideas/comments/suggestions!