So my endo that I have been seeing since I was about 12 left the hospital I go to and took a higher position somewhere else. So I had an appointment with a new lady today. I was really apprehensive and convinced my mom to go with me (yes even 21 year old diabetics need their mommies sometimes!).
She basically rolled her eyes at me, told me I need to start taking responsibility for being able to change my own basal rate. I'm sorry but I know this is my disease to deal with, but my old endo never talked to me about doing it myself, that was something we were saving for later when things started getting normal.
Another issue, I have paperwork from the MVA that I need to get filled out by my endo so they don't suspend my license. (When I got my license I wasn't diabetic.) She told me that the paperwork is not her responsibility that that's what primary care doctors are for... WHAT!? Is she implying that she's more important than or more busy than a primary care doctor?
I also have hypothyroidism which she said she doesn't do...? Uhm, you are an endocrinologist how you can you say oh I don't do that... So basically I need to see a whole different endo for that.
She was the most cocky and arrogant doctor I've ever met. I have no choice but to see her in November to check all my basal rate issues again. But I scheduled and appointment for February with a different endo.
I was so frustrated I cried!! She told me that they are only allowed 15 minutes per appointment!? How is something so important as diabetes only allowed a 15 minute appointment!? My old endo would spend an hour with me if need be. She would email and call me if I ever had a problem. She called in prescriptions for me when I was having pump emergencies. I doubt that I will ever find an endo that was as amazing as her. I can't believe there are doctors out there that are so inconsiderate!