Diabetes,  Doctor Visits,  Lessons Learned,  Life

Hello Endo, Goodbye Endo

My second visit with the new endocrinologist was Tuesday afternoon.  The appointment went rather well.  My blood pressure was great.   I’ve lost 5 pounds since my last visit.  The A1c that was done in the office today read 6.8, down from 7.5 at last check.  That was a nice surprise.  Clearly, the changes that were made during my first appointment are making a difference, and I’m doing better than my mind will allow me to believe.

Doc D. made on minor adjustment to my meal time insulin regimen, and really wants me to focus on dietary changes, but other than that, he was happy with the progress that I’ve made.  Hell, I told him that, in my mind, the biggest improvement that I’ve made in the last couple of months is that I’ve finally gotten myself back into my routine for checking my blood sugars and taking all of my medications consistently.  Everything else will fall into place as I go along.

Unfortunately, there was some bad news that came from the appointment.

It seems as though Doc D. will be leaving the practice here and relocating to the state of Washington sometime in November.  I will be referred to another doctor in the office, possibly one of the nurse practitioners.  To say that I’m upset about that news would be an understatement.  This was only my second visit with Doc D, but I liked him and had high hopes that he was going to be a good fit for me.  Now, I’ll never know.  I’ll just have to wait and see how things go with the next doctor when I go back in January.

While I am upset about Doc D. leaving, I must say that I am grateful that our paths crossed, however briefly.  The changes that he made in my treatment regimen have made a big difference in how I’m doing with things and I’m now set on the right track again.  I appreciate his time and care, and I wish him well in his next adventure.

All the best!

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One Comment

  • Scott K. Johnson

    Well, that kind of stinks, Mike. I’m sorry.

    But like you’ve already said – you might be able to surf the waves of those positive changes he made for quite a while. And perhaps you’ll also like the next person you work with. I’ll keep my fingers crossed!