My blood sugar went nuts again after I took a shot to bring my 466 level down. So, I did a pump-site injection in another location. Took the bad MIO site out and saw that it didn’t insert right because I have an indentation in my skin where the tube didn’t go in. GRR. Let’s try this again, shall we? I wish there was a way besides getting a super high BSL to tell if the set went in right. Medtronic, get on this please!!
I’ve been reading a lot of posts about people not wanting to visit their doctor’s because most of them are asshats. I used to see an Endo and I hated going to see him. I know this disease is serious, but he would yell at me and tell me all kinds of things that never helped in how I was feeling or thinking at the moment. I know he did it out of concern, but that’s not what I needed.
Where I live the closest Endo is the next state over (which is like 30 mins away), so I see a Nurse Practictioner who specializes in the disease. She is amazing. She never yells at me (which I think she needs to now, now that I can handle it) and always has this huge smile on her face and has an amazing attitude when my numbers aren’t so great. She has an amazing attitude period. She gets so excited when new technology come out or if she hears anything diabetes related. Its amazing, you can really tell she loves what she does.
I had a bad visit once and this is what she said to me: “You’ve got the best technology sitting at your fingertips and hips. I’ve adjusted what needs to be adjusted, but tell me what else you think I can do to help you do better.” Most of the time I just answer I don’t know, but knowing that she cares enough to ask what else she could possibly do, helps. Its knowing that she’s concerned, without the yelling or threats of putting me in the hospital (she’s never threatened to put me in the hospital).
I’m not saying all Endo’s are like some of the one’s I’ve read about, or even the one I had, because I’m sure there are some amazing doctor’s out there!!! So, after my little spill, I want to know more about who manages your diabetes?