The good news is I’ve scheduled an appointment with a local endocrinologist. The not so good news is that it’s in November – that’s the soonest I could get in as a new patient. The somewhat comforting news is that my existing prescriptions, and refills will last me until then. But the bummer is that I’m officially locked into my current diabetes treatment until I meet my new doctor.
What bums me out the most is that I have to wait until November to find out if this endocrinologist will be a good fit for me. Do they take the time to listen instead of waiting for her turn to talk? What are their thoughts on the value of social media and peer-to-peer support structures? Do I mention my blog as soon as possible? Should I go in with a list of questions? (Yes) What should be on that list?
Thankfully, I’ll have plenty of time to get back in shape and offer up a legitimate A1c by the time my appointment comes up. First impressions are everything, right? But as I continue to mull over switching to an insulin pump I’m not sure if this wait will become the tipping point that favors the switch, or delays it for another indeterminate amount of time.
Regardless of how I eventually decide to treat my diabetes, I need to rebuild my exercise habits.
I just need to remember: baby steps to a better version of me.