I had my endo appointment today and I was severely disappointed. He had ordered a thyroid blood test, but no A1c. They did it in the office again. In my finger. Instant results. I STILL don't think these can be so accurate. I just don't see how they can be. And my fears were confirmed when the results came back 6.3.
I'm sorry, but there is no WAY my A1c is that low. My blood sugars have almost been out of control for the past 2 months. Very very few lows. In fact, until today (I had 2), I hadn't had a low in weeks. And my blood sugars have been fighting highs all the time. Correcting, correcting, correcting again.
Also, I have been having some discomfort with my feet. I'm not sure if it is diabetic nerve damage or if it could be from a vitamin D deficiency.
When I mentioned to my doctor about the discomfort in my feet and asked about vitamin D he said it was a possibility, increased my vitamin D intake, and said he'd request the test to check for vitamin D deficiency. So far, so good.
When I told him I thought my A1c should be higher, based on my blood sugar readings and my CGMS readings, he asked what I thought it should be. I said high 6's or low 7's. He laughed and said, that's not that much of a difference from the 6.3. You are obsessive.
Um, yeah. I am. I should be. I've been a diabetic for 23 years and am trying to keep myself complication free for as long as possible.
Then he gave me the orders for my vitamin D test and a microalbumin test and said "see ya in 3 to 6 months". Shuffled me out the door. Next patient please. No changes to my basal rates. No changes to anything. Even when I told him about my blood sugars.
Um, okay. You aren't going to test the vitamin D now? Okay. I'm obsessive. I get it.
Usually he is running behind. I've been seeing him for almost 4 years now. He's always in a hurry, but he usually talks to me. He didn't really listen to me this time. It annoyed me. I didn't like it. It made me angry that he thinks I'm obsessive.
I realize that not everyone is as serious about their diabetic care as I am. I've not always been this way. But I realize the wear and tear this disease has on my body. I know that I am spending precious time and the better I take care of myself, the more healthy time I get.
What do I do? Do I look for another endo? That's what I want to do. But I've been with him a long time now.
Do I go back to see him in January and see what happens then? I just don't know.
What would you do? How would you handle it? I just feel like I was blown off.