Transitioning from one endocrinologist to another can be emotional and stressful. We’ve been over this.
As many people expressed similar anxieties about perhaps having to switch doctors at some point in time when I first blogged about this topic, I wanted to provide a quick update on that front:
Today I met my new endocrinologist, as my former endo relocated far away. New Endo was kind and understanding. There were no lectures, which automatically earns her many (sugar-free) brownie points in my book. We set realistic goals which will help improve quality of life a bit. (Think along the lines of decreasing basal rates to avoid treating multiple lows in the early morning hours with old Christmas candy stash goodies. And of course, I renewed my vows to put on my brave face and try to take more insulin each day.)
A lot of this stuff seems so obvious now that I’m writing it down. But it helps to just speak it out loud to a knowledgeable endo’s ears and to have her input in making adjustments which can have big impacts on my health.
We’re going to get where we want to be in terms of my diabetes management eventually. It has been a year of SO many big changes, but I am learning that change can be good, especially if you have the right people in your corner helping you to keep on, keepin’ on.