Have you ever felt this way? I know I have. I feel great about my diet and all the exercise I am doing. Taking my meds and never missing. And still, I struggle for good control.
I read this article today in Diabetes Health and it just resonated with me. http://diabeteshealth.com/read/2014/02/11/814...
The crux of her story is the lack of empathy she gets from her doctor. The way she is just a chart with him now, where before he would take time to help her. But there was one statement she had in there that really caught my attention. "I am not an uncontrolled diabetic by choice".
It made me think about why my doctor treats me with less than a helpful demeanor. He just thinks that I am uncontrolled because I don't care. That I am non compliant so I don't deserve his attention. Nothing could be farther from the truth, and while I am limited in the care I can afford, sometimes I feel like it's as good as no care at all. At least when I did it on my own before, I didn't have the added judgement of someone who just sees me as numbers on a piece of paper.
How does your doctor make you feel? Do you get to really have his attention in your office visits? Do you work at following your doctor's directions, but still not meet your goals?
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