I met with my CDE and Endocrinologist this morning. Going in to the appointment, I had a number of things I wanted to discuss. I even wrote them down in my notebook so I would remember everything. Throughout the nearly 75 minutes I spent with them I heard phrases like “we“, and “what else would you like to talk about?” and “what do you think about this approach?”. I didn’t hear orders. I was heard. I was respected. It felt great.
I know my previous endocrinologist set a particularly low bar for patient engagement and instilling any kind of confidence in treating my diabetes – and me – seriously, but this office is so refreshing.
Somewhat related: my A1c came back at a number that was much more encouraging than I previously anticipated. And as most of that reporting window includes my first months on an insulin pump, I’d say I’m off to a great start.