Changes: Medical People’s Perceptions

Today’s topic for the 6th Annual Diabetes Blog Week is:

Today let’s talk about changes, in one of two ways.  Either tell us what you’d most like to see change about diabetes, in any way.  This can be management tools, devices, medications, people’s perceptions, your own feelings – anything at all that you feel could use changing.  OR reflect back on some changes you or your loved one has seen or been through since being diagnosed with diabetes.  Were they expected or did they surprise you?

DoctorI decided to pick people’s perceptions – not just any people, but those in the medical profession.  I wish some of these people would learn that “one number” does not determine what kind of control you have.  It drives me nuts when you have a doctor’s appointment and some clueless person asks what your blood sugar is then you get to listen to snide comments if your blood sugar is above range.

I know I am singing to the choir here, but there are a million things that affect our blood sugar and I wish some of these people would learn that.  You can give them a legitimate explanation as to why your blood sugar is off that day and they still treat you like someone that is “non compliant” – and yes, I am being sarcastic with that statement!

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