When I journal, I always have to remind myself that leaving things out doesn't help me figure out things I need to work on. The same goes for our doctor visits. Do you find that you leave things out when you talk to your doctor? Sometimes we are eager to share all the good things we have done, but fail to include the struggles we are having. Our care team needs to know the things that are going on with us in order to help us find solutions.
Here is a great article on Honesty with our health care team.
""I have found it challenging, at times, to tell the truth to my endocrinologist.
“Exercise? Yes. I exercise. Nine times a day, I exercise.”
“I have no idea why I was high last Thursday. Or this morning, for that matter.”
“Counting carbs? Yep, I’m all over it.”
Interested in more than just my lab work, my endocrinologist asks me thoughtful questions about my family, my relationship with my husband, and life outside of the confines of my A1c result. So why, as an adult, have I had issues being honest with my endo about the diabetes problems I need real help solving, particularly in moments where I could have just ‘fessed up and saved my endo the effort of trying to find “a solution"?
In broader terms, what makes patients lie? And what makes them tell the truth? "
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