Endocrinologist Appointment


Today I went to see the endocrinologist that my family doctor recommended to me, and unfortunately I did not get very much out of the experience. Knowledgeable, nice, personable guy and had very nice and well mannered nurses, but unfortunately he did not tell me anything I did not know already.

For whatever reason I had high hopes for this visit and went there thinking that some mind opening, game changing information would be given to me. But that was not the case. I should not have been thinking that way to being with. In fact, I had been thinking several days ago that maybe I should have just canceled my appointment because it was already a month after my diagnosis and I was getting in a pretty good routine as it is (CGM, blood testing, insulin dosing, counting carbs etc.). So as it were, I will be more then likely going back to the family doctor for A1c tests and checkups. Which is perfectly fine by me. The doctor and I have a good relationship and he is very knowledgeable on Diabetes (as well as other doctoral subjects).

On the bright side, the endocrinologist did give me a bunch of literature for insulin pumps, which I have been thinking about investing in soon. I do not have a clue which one I would want and still need to do plenty of research on the subject. But the literature he provided was a step in the right direction for that.

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DBlogWeek Wildcard #1


Back by popular demand, let’s revisit this prompt from last year! Tell us what your fantasy diabetes device would be? Think of your dream blood glucose checker, delivery system for insulin or other meds, magic carb counter, etc etc etc. The sky is the limit – what would you love to see?

Because I had so much fun writing for Diabetes Blog Week this past week, I figured I would continue the fun by writing on the wildcard topics during the next couple of days.

This topic is very interesting and I believe that this pretty much covers my fantasy diabetes device. And hopefully within the next couple of years this will move from fantasy to the realm of reality. The artificial pancreas will be a huge break through for the Diabetics of the world. The artificial pancreas will essentially automate the blood sugar testing and insulin administering, and pretty much take the place of all pumps and CGM’s. I cannot wait for this innovation and also cannot wait to see where science/technology takes Diabetes.