i went for a number of years (the early ones) with and endo who was a real A-hole. i was always so dismayed after i saw him that i didnt want to go back for regular check-ups. finally,(and luckely for me) he moved across the ocean, and i needed to find myself a new endo in a hurry. well, this new doctor was taking over the practice of the former doctor, and i figured i'd give him a try. in the beginning he was very sterile with me. all about numbers and statistics. i wasnt on the pump yet, and i was using 3 different insulins at once(Lente, NPH, and Regular) and averaging 10 shots a day. i am very very brittle and it was near impossible to mannage my D. i felt discouraged and hopeless and frustrated with my doctor.
THEN, one day, a D friend of mine suggested that i tell the doctor exactly how i felt when i would come and see him, and how i didnt want to make regular appointments because i always felt like a failure every time i left his office.
WELL at the beginning of my next appointment, i mustered up all my courage and the moment he walked in the room (always starting at my feet with that stupid pricker/needle) i told him exactly how i felt. i told him he was cold and insensitive, and that i felt like never coming back.(of course he was an excellent endo, despite his lack of social skills)
To my suprize he stated:" ya know, many of my patients have said the same thing to me. Maybe you can remind me during your next visit to be more encouraging. in fact, you are doing very well." OMG!!!!!
and its been that way ever since.
stick with it. dont let anybody boss you around. remember, at the end of the day, its YOU, not the doctor who is living with D.