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Hey guys!

I'm looking for a little advice today.

I've been having issues with my current diabetes care staff. First off my doctor doesn't know who I am knows nothing about my chart or preferences after 6 months (which has been 4 visits. Second I asked to be put on a pump and they said they would do all the paperwork they gave me worksheets and said it would take 2 weeks at max that was 5 weeks ago, to go along with that I've been trying to get a hold of them for 2 weeks now to no avail I've left countless messages and have heard nothing! Other than the day I was throwing up and had high ketones then the best I could get was a nurse who told me to drink water. Also they always treat me like a child and talk to my parents about my management when they don't even understand what a carb ratio is.

Should I stick it out or switch?

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Comment by meee on August 20, 2013 at 11:19pm

I would switch immediately.. any doctor who doesn't know who you are should be fired for sure.. sorry you're getting such inadequate treatment. Everything else on your list is grounds for firing too. I would not leave until you have shopped around and picked someone else out, unless you have someone else who can write rx for you etc.

Comment by shoshana27 on August 21, 2013 at 2:28am

i agree with meee you need GOOD care not LOUSY care

Comment by Tim on August 21, 2013 at 7:20am

I've had only one or two endos in the past 30+ years who was also a good front-line doctor. At many endo practices today the CDE's are doing all the front-line work, and obviously they vary in usefulness.

If you already know more than your endo (and you may), you might want to switch your schedule around to see a good non-endo doctor maybe 4 times a year, with only yearly visits to the endo.

Not sure exactly how old you are but if you started off with a pediatric endo, I can warn you the transition to non-pediatric endo care can be very tough and you may very well be dissatisfied with the change.

Even finding a good non-endo doc can be hard. I wouldn't "quit" your current endo practice until you find something you truly are more comfortable with.

Some pump-promoting endo practices, you will find, don't offer much personalized care either, and put all their patients on the same pump kinda like an assembly line.

Tim.

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