• Between Two Fields

    So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here on the old blog, and some interesting things have occurred in my diabetes life since the beginning of the year.  I’ve been struggling with processing some news I received last month and to find the words for this post, so bear with me. On the 25th of January, I had an office visit with a new endocrinologist.  For the purposes of this post, we’ll call him Doc B.  Anyway, Doc B seems like a great guy. He was very easy to talk to, non-judgmental, and, most importantly, he was really interested in my case.  In his words, “It’s unique.”  Diagnosed with type 2 and CHF at 24, issues with medications…

  • 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…

  • The Endo Encounter

    So, you know that endocrinologist appointment that I was panicking over last week?  Well, I survived it.  In fact, it went better than I feared it might.  I do have some reservations about it, but I’ll get to those in a bit.  First, the good parts. Doc D. is a young guy, maybe 34 years old at most.  I’m 31, so we’re close in age.  He was attentive, listened, and took the time to get to know me and my situation.  He asked a lot of questions and documented my responses as we went along.  I appreciated how thorough he was, and the fact that he took the time to process my information and put his recommendations in writing before…

  • Expecting the Inquisition

    “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! … Our chief weapon is surprise, surprise and fear.” – Monty Python’s Flying Circus Call me Nobody.  I expect the endo-quisition. Tomorrow morning I have my first appointment with an endocrinologist.  For the last six and a half years, the management of my type 2 diabetes has been overseen by my primary care doctor.  Due to some progression, changes that I want to make in my treatment regimen, and lack of knowledge on the doctor’s part, I’m switching to an endo. When the idea of changing doctors first came up a couple of months ago, I was actually kind of excited and was looking forward to to working with someone new and getting a fresh…

  • Changes – #DBlogWeek Day 4

    Diabetes Blog Week, Day 4 – Topic: Changes:  Today let’s talk about changes, in one of two ways.  Either tell us what you’d most like to see change about diabetes, in any way.  This can be management tools, devices, medications, people’s perceptions, your own feelings – anything at all that you feel could use changing.  OR reflect back on some changes you or your loved one has seen or been through since being diagnosed with diabetes.  Were they expected or did they surprise you? Today’s topic, Changes, couldn’t be more timely for me.  I’m preparing for yet another big change in terms of my diabetes medical team and, ultimately, my diabetes management. I had a visit with my primary doctor…