I'm not 100% sure if she used the word cure, but at the 1 month appointment she said that if I could keep my numbers down, it would be completely fixed--and although it may come back in 10+ years, I wouldn't have to deal with it until then. So yeah, from what she told me my understanding was a complete reversal with it possibly never coming back, and not having to monitor, that I just needed to work hard to get healthy. With the information I have now, that doesn't sound realistic or even like a very good understanding of the data on her part.
Does a complete reversal, not control, happen to some people? At a point where they could eat a gallon of pasta and cheesecake and be back to 100 two hours later?
After I talked to her about how I felt clueless without testing and how I had talked to the educator about a meal plan, but I needed to know how my body in particular could handle it, was willing to write a prescription for 4 strips per week. Oh well. After all that angst, even with the insurance, I am pretty sure the Walmart brand is cheaper (without having to mess around with a prescription).
I don't know how picky my insurance is, and I'm not financially in a place where I can invest $$ into going off plan when it comes to an endo, but we'll see--I'm going to request one next time.
Anyone have ideas on how I should present it? Like "I want a referral to an endo" what should I reply when she asks why, other than "I don't trust you as far as I can throw you"