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Re: [IP] Another new endo, another frustration (long)
I think I can understand some of your frustrations. I am also on endo
#3. I really am hoping that "he's the one." I am still trying to get
put on a pump -- that is frustrating, too.
Good luck and I hope things get better. I will keep you in my thoughts
> So I went to see my 3rd new endo in a year today.
> Endo #1 didn't believe in pumps and wanted to put me on MDI (after 13 very
> happy years on the pump) because he thought pumps were too much work and
> too expensive.
> Endo #2 likes pumps but with only one basal rate because more than one
> basal rate is just a "marketing scheme" by pump companies. I tried it, had
> horrific blood sugars, failed at changing his mind despite the results.
> So I had high hopes for endo #3, because I really need some help soon or I
> am afraid I will say the heck with it and go back to lovely denial world.
> But she has no experience with the pump. She is very willing to let me
> educate her about what a "bolus" is and why pumps are so darn good,
> however. I explained my need to be educated and assisted but I don't think
> she got that.
> And I did learn something very interesting - my GP also wants me off the
> pump, considers me non-compliant for looking for a pump doctor. And I have
> diabetic retinopathy. No one has told me this but apparently my doctors
> have known this since last December. Endo #3 asked what kind of treatment
> was scheduled. I love finding out about my health this way.
> I can not really express how upset this all makes me. Now I need a decent
> endo AND a new GP. Because I (and we all) deserve better than this!!!
... Sue :-)
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