|"There's No I in Team"|
As my regular readers are aware, I Treat Myself, 2 Children, and Also assist hundreds of patients with their diabetes.
I try my best to assist everyone in the above scenario, but I waver to admit, I am doing a piss poor job with my own diabetes. I do okay, but I'm frankly in desperate need for an objective opinion on my diabetes.
As luck would have it, I work with a Nurse, who is also a CDE(certified diabetes educator) who works part-time with my old Endo and her under grad degree prior to nursing was nutrition. Cool, eh?! So I was complaining about diabetes, and the type one support deficiencies in the system(my opinion of course) and after some discussion she offered to take a look at my trends.
I thought for a brief second, and said "that would be great". Not only would this take the pressure off me a little, but I would be accountable to give my numbers to a respected colleague weekly to review.
I then thought, I need to take advantage of what I tell others to take advantage of. Like pump courses, even though I do know a lot, but I have never formally taken the pump training, I just read and digest, and do, so to speak.
I am also going to ask my family doctor for a re-referral to my Endo.
The neat thing is, my new team will allow me to be helped as a patient, which is a little weird for me, but is likely what I need to feel better, supported, and in better control of my diabetes.
How important is your Diabetes Team or Endo to you or your loved one with diabetes?