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Time was finally here for us to see the Endocrinologist. I thought, finally, some answers or even changes. NOPE! Right when the Dr walked into the room he said, "I'm going to treat her for Type 2 Diabetes." What??!! I asked him why. He said, "What makes everyone think she has T1D and not Type 2?" I said, well that's what she was diagnosed with. She's not overweight, doesn't have other medical problems that would lead to Type 2 and it doesn't run in the family." He said, "Well I'm treating her for T2D despite what everyone thinks." I asked if he was going to run tests first, perhaps look at her medical record since he didn't even bother to look at that at all. He said, "No." So I grabbed my daughter's hand and said, "You will not be treating my daughter. I don't care how good you think you are. You failed miserably in my book. You didn't even try to build a relationship, you haven't even made eye contact with her once, you didn't bother to look at her medical records or do testing first. I'll be damned if you think you're going to just blindly treat my daughter for something you THINK she has without further testing." My daughter and I left.
When we returned back home, I called her primary Dr to see if we couldn't get scheduled with someone else. He set it up. We showed up to her appointment. And much to our surprise, she's not even seeing and Endocrinologist. Her appointment was made with an Nutritionist. I was so upset. Do you know how many Nutritionist she's already seen? We had the food part down like no one's business. We needed an Endocrinologist. Why was that so hard for people to understand?!
So we continued to get pulled in this direction and that direction. Mind you, we live in a small town so there are zero Specialists around here. You either drive 2 hours if you're lucky or if not, then you drive 4-6 hours depending on where you're being sent.
This is my daughter's life and health. Did no one care?
Our search for a Endocrinologist continued with hopes we'd find someone who actually cared about our daughter's health. That search proved to be difficult. So here we are, waiting again, while her blood sugars continue to stay high.