If you haven’t heard of Diabetes Blog Week, then click the link and read all about it. Today’s prompt is:
Often our health care team only sees us for about 15 minutes several times a year, and they might not have a sense of what our lives are really like. Today, let’s pretend our medical team is reading our blogs. What do you wish they could see about your and/or your loved one’s daily life with diabetes? On the other hand, what do you hope they don’t see? (Thanks to Melissa Lee of Sweetly Voiced for this topic suggestion.)
I have blogged before that I am very lucky to have the medical team that I have. My previous endo was type 1 herself and wore a pump and knew the daily struggles that I was going through, so I never had to feel like I was making excuses for things. She totally understood, but would push me to be better.
That endo left the office, but the person that I see now, actually reads my blog from time to time, is just as amazing. What I want to say to her and want her to see is, me saying thank you. Thank you for not judging me or looking at me as just a patient ID number and giving me your time even when you are busy. I don’t mind waiting in the waiting room for an extra 15 minutes because I know that you are spending an extra 15 minutes with another patient and know that you will do the same for me if it is needed during this visit.
I share with my endo personal items about my life and my job and reasons for highs and lows, and what I am doing wrong and how I am trying to improve that. Like I said, from the horror stories that I hear, I am lucky to have a medical team like this. I am lucky that I really don’t need to write this post to let them know these things because they take the time to ask these questions and learn more about my life other than just my numbers.
To my medical team, thank you.
Please check out more of the blog posts for day one here.