I sent the previous blog to my Animas Rep and she responded. She’s going to work with me to see what changes I need to make as far as WHO I will see for my D.
She’s a great, enthusiastic, Animas representative. She runs our Ping Support Group and works hard to help all of us, T1’s and T2’s. She didn’t do my training as the endo’s office required that I go to a Diabetes Education Office for pump training. My pump trainer there is fabulous but… I fought with Cigna to get the sessions paid for. I have a referral to see her again but – need to spend some time with Cigna on the phone (oh, gag…) to make sure it’s paid for. (As you know, this isn’t a cheap disease…)
Kelly wrote today – along with Cara – and it has given me the impetus to DO this. As I wrote A. (the rep), I’m not a doctor changing person but, I’m on my 2nd endo office in 5 years. That’s ridiculous. I have never, ever switched doctors. BUT, if this was happening to one of my children (back when they were young), I’d be out of there so fast. Why don’t I advocate for myself in the same way?
I even did better with my dad. Six years ago, when I was dx’d, dad became ill, spent weeks in the hospital and then lived the rest of his life in a nursing home. I became so fed up with his doctor that I switched dad to a new PCP. Dad wasn’t happy at first but it worked, it was a great move and the doctor, well, she was/is God’s gift to the elderly. It was the right thing to do. And dad loved her…
I don’t need to love my endo. I do need to feel like he/she is listening to me.
Now I need to go find Kelly’s and Cara’s posts so I can do the links!
Oh yeah, it’s snowing. We’ve called the plow guy to make sure he gets here early so I can get to the airport to go to Kansas City!